NBA Execs Reportedly Looking At Extending All-Star Break To Full Week
The NBA "is poised to turn the All-Star break into All-Star week this coming season ... providing teams with a full week off at midseason," according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida SUN-SENTINEL. A source said that the move, which "would give players seven days off between games in mid-February, would result in an increase of one or two back-to-back sets per team for the coming season." The release of the '14-15 NBA schedule "has been pushed back into August to allow the league's television partners to adjust for the dramatic shakeup created by free agency," including LeBron James moving back to the Cavaliers. With the "elongated All-Star break, the possibility of then starting the 2015-16 season a week earlier also has been deliberated recently" (South Florida SUN-SENTINEL, 7/26).