The NBA schedule will look different this year, with an earlier opening day and fewer back-to-backs, especially leading into national television games. On Monday night, the schedule for the coming 2017-18 season will finally be released — and we can finally see it for ourselves.
Authentic Womens Blake Bortles Jersey The improvements in this year’s schedule are much more favorable to players. The NBA has completely eliminated four games in five night stretches and any instance of 18 games in 30 days. Teams will also play five games in seven nights less than half as frequently as last year (90 such instances have been cut to 40).
In shorter spans the schedule has improved as well. Forty back-to-back games have been cut, and teams will each play a game or two fewer of them (16.3 cases have been reduced to 14.3). The league also reduced single-game road trips by 17 percent, meaning those will only occur 11 times all season.
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The NBA is also ramping up on weekend games, something it tempted to avoid during football season. Nineteen more games will be played on weekends in 2017-18, most of which will fall on Saturdays, according to ESPN.
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The schedules are set to finalize this week, and will be announced soon.