The NBA board of governors is expected to vote this week on a new policy that a team is unable to rest two star players in the same game, according to league sources. Here’s what you need to know:
- Under current discussions among team and league personnel, a star is defined as someone who’s made an All-Star or All-NBA team in the past three seasons, per league sources.
- The league’s current rules prohibit teams from resting healthy players “for any high-profile, nationally televised game” and say teams should not rest multiple healthy players for the same game.
- NBA commissioner Adam Silver addressed load management at the All-Star Weekend in February, saying there is “medical data” to support the current practice of load management throughout the league and disagreed with the notion that too many players — especially stars — were sitting out of games without injury.
Under current discussions among team and league personnel, a star is defined by someone who’s made an All-Star or All-NBA team in the past three seasons, sources said. https://t.co/2WBe1BPrUG
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