Saved in the Nick of Time

Posted: November 30, 2011 by RenzReport in NBA

December 9th is scheduled to mark the end of the NBA lockout.  Teams will be able to talk to players as early as today and teams will open facilities to players and free agents on Thursday.  These are strides in the right direction for the season to start on Christmas Day and no one is more excited than me!  The season has been saved and really we didn’t lose much interest from the fans.  With an 82 game seasons, games don’t really get interesting until the new year anyway, once the football regular season starts to die down, so this NBA season was saved in the nick of time!

With a 66 game schedule over the course of the next few months, we can expect teams to want to get out to an early and fast start.  A slow 20 game start in a 66-game season can hurt a teams playoff hopes early on.  There is also speculation that teams will play in at least 1 set of back-to-back-to-back games, so the key is for players to report to camp in the best shape and hope to remain healthy throughout the shortened season.

So prepare yourself for December 9th folks.  We will have a period very similiar to what we saw when the NFL lockout end with Free Agency and Training Camps starting on exact day for NBA teams. Veteran teams with minimal roster moves will help teams get off to a fast start!

  1. LBC says:

    I must admit, I am excited to get NBA Basketball back. This actually works for me the 66 game season. I may actually watch more games than I have in the past because slow starts account for more as you stated. Anyway Basketball Back!

    Still not as hype as I was when football returned. I shed tears of joy when the lockout was lifted. lol

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