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  • #1 by Hogopolis on 10 Aug 2017
  • New rule will prevent teams from resting healthy players.  It is designed to protect fans who pay hefty prices for tickets from being disappointed when the superstars don't play.  And to protect TV. 
  • #2 by aloha_kid on 11 Aug 2017
  • New rule will prevent teams from resting healthy players.  It is designed to protect fans who pay hefty prices for tickets from being disappointed when the superstars don't play.  And to protect TV. 

    So now they will have flu like symptoms.
  • #3 by Youngsta71701 on 11 Aug 2017
  • So now they will have flu like symptoms.
    Lol...Yep. ;D
  • #4 by Arazorbackguy1 on 13 Aug 2017
  • Ridiculous
  • #5 by husker71 on 13 Aug 2017
  • no way to enforce this at all   
  • #6 by latrops on 13 Aug 2017
  • To be fair, the league has also changed scheduling to reduce back to backs and eliminate 4 game in 5 night stretches.  In short, there should be less of a need to rest healthy players as the schedule is less physically demanding.  They are starting a week earlier, which effectively builds in 7 extra off days.
  • #7 by ErieHog on 13 Aug 2017
  • The interesting rule change, to me, is the cap on timeouts in the end of quarter/half/game scenarios, as well as the time changes for the length of those TOs.

    Its going to hamper the more effective X and O guys in the league in end game situations, and put a premium on veterans who know how to manage the end of game situations without the benefit of a timeout.
  • #8 by hawgmasta on 14 Aug 2017
  • The interesting rule change, to me, is the cap on timeouts in the end of quarter/half/game scenarios, as well as the time changes for the length of those TOs.

    Its going to hamper the more effective X and O guys in the league in end game situations, and put a premium on veterans who know how to manage the end of game situations without the benefit of a timeout.

    Interesting. . . So this applies to the playoffs as well, there will be a whole day on "first take" bs applied to somebody being upset by this rule.

    The resting thing is laughable; I don't see how they can ever actually enforce players resting.
  • #9 by MP24 on 16 Aug 2017
  • They need a rule where you cannot take over two steps without dribbling the ball.
  • #10 by Youngsta71701 on 17 Aug 2017
  • If they're not changing the 1 and done rule I'm really not interested.
  • #11 by 311Hog on 17 Aug 2017
  • They need a rule where you cannot take over two steps without dribbling the ball.

    lol i would settle for you can't take 4 steps....
  • #12 by latrops on 17 Aug 2017
  • Interesting. . . So this applies to the playoffs as well, there will be a whole day on "first take" bs applied to somebody being upset by this rule.

    The resting thing is laughable; I don't see how they can ever actually enforce players resting.

    They aren't prohibiting anyone from resting.  They have reduced the need for rest by building more off days and fewer game heavy stretches (back to back and 4 games in 5 days).  If teams continue to excessively or unnecessarily  rest healthy players even with the scheduling concessions made by the league, I would expect teeth added to enforcement in the future.  Hopefully it will not be needed.
  • #13 by EastexHawg on 17 Aug 2017
  • They need a rule where you cannot take over two steps without dribbling the ball.

    It's okay if one of your three steps involves jumping into the air and landing on both feet.
  • #14 by 311Hog on 17 Aug 2017
  • It's okay if one of your three steps involves jumping into the air and landing on both feet.
    so no euro step?
  • #15 by FaytownHog on 17 Aug 2017
  • If they're not changing the 1 and done rule I'm really not interested.
    agreed. needs to be like football. go out of high school or stay at least 3 in college.
  • #16 by Youngsta71701 on 18 Aug 2017
  • agreed. needs to be like football. go out of high school or stay at least 3 in college.
    Yep.
  • #17 by Hogimus Prime on 18 Aug 2017
  • That rule won't change anything.  Wish the NBA had a hard salary cap and changed the veteran mininum to make it harder for these players to team up.  I know some people like those teams, but to me it's made the league less competive.  The playoffs were pretty boring no suspense.  No fun to watch. 
  • #18 by HiggiePiggy on 18 Aug 2017
  • That rule won't change anything.  Wish the NBA had a hard salary cap and changed the veteran mininum to make it harder for these players to team up.  I know some people like those teams, but to me it's made the league less competive.  The playoffs were pretty boring no suspense.  No fun to watch. 

    Playoffs would be a little more competitive if they got rid of some teams.  More than half the league makes it to a playoff and it lasts almost 2 months. 
  • #19 by Youngsta71701 on 18 Aug 2017
  • Playoffs would be a little more competitive if they got rid of some teams.  More than half the league makes it to a playoff and it lasts almost 2 months.
    Too much money involved for them to do that.
  • #20 by Hawg Red on 18 Aug 2017
  • Too much money involved for them to do that.

    Yep. But it does suck because the regular season and playoffs are way too long.
  • #21 by Headhog32 on 18 Aug 2017
  • Yep. But it does suck because the regular season and playoffs are way too long.
    yeah maybe take out 2-4 teams and it would be more interesting. this will never happen considering the $$$$$
  • #22 by Hogimus Prime on 18 Aug 2017
  • The other teams would be more competitve if they would quit hiring incompetent GMs.
  • #23 by Youngsta71701 on 28 Aug 2017
  • Yep. But it does suck because the regular season and playoffs are way too long.
    I agree...And that 2 day gap between some playoff games don't help.
  • #24 by Earnhardt on 28 Aug 2017
  • agreed. needs to be like football. go out of high school or stay at least 3 in college.

    That's baseball you are describing
  • #25 by ErieHog on 28 Aug 2017
  • Playoffs would be a little more competitive if they got rid of some teams.  More than half the league makes it to a playoff and it lasts almost 2 months. 

    They're likely to announce the addition 2 to 4 teams in the next ten years.  There's already rumblings of expansion with the next CBA, and the one after it.
  • #26 by HiggiePiggy on 28 Aug 2017
  • They're likely to announce the addition 2 to 4 teams in the next ten years.  There's already rumblings of expansion with the next CBA, and the one after it.

    Well it will make more money I am sure. Still makes the game worse in my opinion. 
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