The NBA can't stop a shorter schedule from happening; it's already here - Brian Windhorst | The Jump


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  • Allen Terry
    Allen Terry  1 days back

    Is the Takeover

    • Dadiplomatt23
      Dadiplomatt23  2 days back

      Easy to fix, Jalen Rose had a good take. Give players 0's for all their stats, when they sit out.

      • 2stepjoey
        2stepjoey  2 days back

        The man knows what he has to do to make it to and win the finals, quit hating on greatness. He'll probably have to take a few more fines along the way. Not like he minds.

        • John Ratchford
          John Ratchford  2 days back

          Pretty simple put in a rule that states you cannot miss back to back games for load management purposes in consequitve weeks.

          • Benjamin Mock
            Benjamin Mock  2 days back

            Let’s just get rid of the preseason games! Nobody cares about those. And keep the 82 games Season, relevant for the records, but starting in September.

            • Kenneth CKF
              Kenneth CKF  3 days back

              One question: can a "shorter schedule" guarantee players to all the games they "suppose" to play? Or players will still sit out games?

              • Mushroom Classic
                Mushroom Classic  3 days back

                Soft. I don't recall Jordan, Magic, Bird, Karl Malone, Stockton, Pippen, Hakeem, Thomas, Chamberlain, Russell etc taking nights off.

                Maybe the league was softer then? Nicer hotels, charter flights, easier defense.

                • Justin Aeneas
                  Justin Aeneas  3 days back

                  Windhorst is right. A shorter schedule is here. Players and teams are realizing that 82 games/season destroy the health of the players.
                  McGrady hasn't played 80/season in his career. And even so, he was riddled with career-altering injuries and sidelined early. He should be the poster boy for why we shouldn't force players to the 82 games in less than 6 months.

                  • TheHawkdaddy
                    TheHawkdaddy  4 days back

                    The media hates that Kahwi never does what they want him to do, its great

                    • Josh Ringer
                      Josh Ringer  4 days back

                      And nobody ever confused TMac of being a winner

                      • Josh Ringer
                        Josh Ringer  4 days back

                        Brian Windbag would NEVER call and cancel reservations to IHOP because of load mgmt.

                        • NeoMicy
                          NeoMicy  4 days back

                          not make it shorter make the season longer week wise maybe 15 games a week? Longer Break before playoffs and a 3 week break after new year.

                          • Nail12
                            Nail12  4 days back

                            58 game schedule 2K style would work better

                            • Zulu King
                              Zulu King  4 days back

                              Everyone that has a problem with HIM controlling HIS own destiny, as well as HIS health issue maintenance in the NBA; that's not HIS problem!😎🖐️🤜🤛 Get over it!😂😂😂

                              • Math Simon
                                Math Simon  4 days back

                                But Duncan was Old whereas Kawhi isn't even in his 30s yet

                                • mrmacross
                                  mrmacross  4 days back

                                  This is what happens when more than half the league makes the playoffs. If the key to winning the title is to be healthy in the playoffs, and it's not that hard to get into the playoffs, then every contender is going to consider the Popovich route. It's even worse now with tanking teams that it's easier than ever for a non-tanking team to make it to the postseason.

                                  If it were actually hard to make it to the playoffs, then you can bet nobody would be "load managing" their stars in early November.

                                  • Jonathan schaefer
                                    Jonathan schaefer  4 days back

                                    Kawhi the Brock Lesnar of the nba

                                    • Alexey Smolyaninov
                                      Alexey Smolyaninov  4 days back

                                      Stupid news, if the team feels that they can beat some other team without using their star players so be it. It also creates an opportunity for other bench players. They are probably saving stars for more important goals. Players are already overloaded with 82 games + playoffs, meaning that they must take some boosts for sure, which is never good in follow up years. ESPN is just loosing money and bitching about that they want better ratings (views). Pure business!

                                      • Mark Reams
                                        Mark Reams  5 days back

                                        How did MJ and Magic play so many years deep into the playoffs every year and manage to stay injury free and still play so well all year? Kobe seemed to have more injuries later in his career but still played at a high level right into the playoffs. Michael would never have sat still for load management and it was a much more physical game at that time!

                                        • Jack Sparrow
                                          Jack Sparrow  5 days back

                                          NBA office is soft these days.

                                          • JRONI
                                            JRONI  5 days back


                                            • quietshadow
                                              quietshadow  5 days back

                                              THERES NO REASON TO PLAY 82 GAMES.
                                              60 GAMES IS ALL YOU NEED.
                                              SMART KAWHI

                                              • atimtg
                                                atimtg  5 days back

                                                okay just give back 1/4 of your salary if you gonna only play 3/4 of schedule.

                                                • Michael
                                                  Michael  5 days back

                                                  My fantasy team is screwed

                                                  • Garett McGee
                                                    Garett McGee  5 days back

                                                    What if he just played, but took it easy on the knee

                                                    • Michael Cunningham
                                                      Michael Cunningham  5 days back

                                                      Who cares, kawhi knows what he can do to giannis... beat giannis in 6.... put some gd respect on that mans name.

                                                      • Bruno Lopes
                                                        Bruno Lopes  5 days back

                                                        Next time There is a cba discusion the tv will take 1 billion dóllars of the table.

                                                        • The Implication
                                                          The Implication  5 days back

                                                          This is why I will never consider any of the new players the GOAT. No matter if the win three straight like MJ. I would have to think that the new player could only do it because of the rest. M.j, Bird, and Magic didn’t have the longest careers because they were playing a hundred games a season year in and year out.

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                                                            Spurs managed Timmy just enough to get him competitive for that last title in '14. Toronto managed KL enough he was good enough to win a title. It yielded results. We can all comment on whether its good or bad, but for the teams its "to each his own" mentality. They gotta do what they gotta do to try to win a title.

                                                            • Kaleb Spears
                                                              Kaleb Spears  6 days back

                                                              Kawhi has been plagued with injuries for so long you’re gonna rip a guy for not wanting to destroy himself of a meaningless game. He’s two time finals MVP regular season doesn’t mean jack fans need to get over it

                                                              • oniroutard
                                                                oniroutard  6 days back

                                                                People want to have the cake and eat it too. They want to make millions but don't want to take the risks of putting on a great show for the fans. Skipping a nationally televised game should be the last straw for the NBA.

                                                                • josh chigurh
                                                                  josh chigurh  6 days back

                                                                  Players should be fined 1 mil for sitting out on bullshit reasons like this

                                                                  • Kenneth Eilor
                                                                    Kenneth Eilor  6 days back

                                                                    Do your thing Kawhi ....😤😤😤

                                                                    • Kuan Yew Sim
                                                                      Kuan Yew Sim  7 days back

                                                                      Comment as much as you want. If history is of any indication, Kahwi doesn't care what anyone thinks and just focus on making sure he is healthy enough to do his best during crunch time.
                                                                      Not a GOAT? Not even the greatest at the moment? He doesn't even care about those labels.

                                                                      You want to compare this to a daytime job and ask for management? Haha, well did you ever tell your HR department that you want to only work a few days before they hire you? Because that's what Kahwi did, it's an agreement between him and Clippers as well as in the past Raptors. If an employee produces magnificent results even if he work less days, chances are the employer would still keep the employee. I'm sure by now you know that working hours do not necessarily equate to productivity.

                                                                      I say let LAC do what they want with their players (or in this case, very valuable assets). People might get angry, but that's the job for the PR department.

                                                                      Hopefully y'all aren't just mad because he's beating your teams and you go salty about it.

                                                                      Not an avid Kahwi fan, more of a Luka fan. Not an LAC supporter, I support Bulls (and yes, not happy all these years). I type this as an observer seeing too many videos talking about this.

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                                                                        They want him to play and ended up on serious injury. Theyre scared of him to beat their team and fav player lol.

                                                                        • Mitch K
                                                                          Mitch K  7 days back

                                                                          Players that need "load management" need to talk with their coaches and schedule when they dont play before a season. Following that any day that a star or starter doesnt play their should be discounted ticket prices. Thank you , sincerely everyone who pays to see a basketball game and wants to get their money's worth.

                                                                          • Arvis
                                                                            Arvis  7 days back

                                                                            What is the problem? Just a tactic to win and keep stars healthy. Difference between him and other teams are- Clippers can still win without Kawhi. Others without their main star- can not.

                                                                            • S. Shephard
                                                                              S. Shephard  7 days back

                                                                              how about try work normal jobs then?, you know how many college athletes that didn't make it would kill to have fame and make millions of dollars to play basketball 82 games a year , nfl players get injured 10 times more frequently as well and yet theyre in talks about INCREASING the number of games

                                                                              • bongo155
                                                                                bongo155  7 days back

                                                                                Expand the league to 32 teams and then have a 62 game season where teams play each other twice, once at home and one away.

                                                                                Currently the regular season has a total of 1230 games a season. A 32 team 62 game season would be 992 games. Yeah, thats a loss of 238 regular season games or just under 20% of the season.

                                                                                • Hard31337
                                                                                  Hard31337  7 days back

                                                                                  Extend the season a month and get rid of all back to backs.

                                                                                  • CONRACE rfyd
                                                                                    CONRACE rfyd  7 days back

                                                                                    He don't care if Giannis is MVP... He just don't care period

                                                                                    • CONRACE rfyd
                                                                                      CONRACE rfyd  7 days back

                                                                                      Sheesshhh.. give him a break!!!! His human.. like me and you.. we got tired too

                                                                                      • Nelson Housos
                                                                                        Nelson Housos  7 days back

                                                                                        Players need to grow up and go to work like you are payed to do...smh🤦‍♂️

                                                                                        • Seann Borba
                                                                                          Seann Borba  7 days back

                                                                                          I'm still surprised Kawhi didn't stay one more year to defend the ship. Idk if I've ever seen a star player leave after winning it all.

                                                                                          • Michael Andrew
                                                                                            Michael Andrew  7 days back

                                                                                            I love Tracy Mac, but common people: Leonard is a 2 time finals MVP, where is all the buzz when Andre Igoudala misses half the season then starts every game in the Finals to stop Lebron? This is only news because of money and how marketable Kawhi is. The clippers and every team should have the right to do whatever they want with their roster. The league has an issue with the schedule, they need to cut 10-15 games off the schedule because the market for this game (NBA) has exponentially grown and human bodies have not.

                                                                                            • Elijah Thomas
                                                                                              Elijah Thomas  7 days back

                                                                                              Doris needs to go💀

                                                                                              • Michael Bacon
                                                                                                Michael Bacon  7 days back

                                                                                                @5:30 10/10 would smash

                                                                                                • Michael Bacon
                                                                                                  Michael Bacon  7 days back

                                                                                                  It's comical that they're making a huge deal out of this load management this year now that he's in LA. Where were all these haters last year? yeah I know he was coming off an injury the year before, but that's all the more reason for him to rest his knee during the regular season so he can turn up again in the playoffs and once again be the dominant finals MVP we all know.