Re: Dennis Lindsey: 'Reduced Travel' Of Bubble Has Made For Better Product

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Dennis Lindsey: 'Reduced Travel' Of Bubble Has Made For Better Product 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:43 am

Dennis Lindsey said that the lack of travel inside of the bubble is partially responsible for a more compelling on-court product, and suggested improvements to the league's schedule.  

"The league's teams, and specifically the health and performance group, have gotten a lot of feedback from players that their reduced travel, they physically feel better. So if we ever get to a situation like baseball where you play a team more than one time in the market -- obviously, there's some business concerns there -- but that reduced travel, I definitely think the product is more compelling because of that.

The players feel better, and frankly, we need to listen to the players at every turn," said Lindsey on Wednesday.

Frank Vogel noted that the Lakers' late start times has negated some of the advantages of not traveling.

"You just remove that element of being in the air, arriving late at night. But our 9 o'clock starts, it feels like we're playing and traveling during the season. It's because you're getting back to the hotel very late, you're up late," said Vogel.

Sleep deprivation has previously been called "a real problem for the entire league."

Via Dave McMenamin/ESPN

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Re: Dennis Lindsey: 'Reduced Travel' Of Bubble Has Made For Better Product 

Post#2 » by Dennis 37 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:30 pm

I've posted this before. Get rid of all b2b which involve travel. The Raptors play the Knicks 4 times. Instead of playing on 4 separate dates and possibly traveling 4 times. Have a b2b in New York and a b2b in Toronto. Precede each b2b with a travel day so they are fresh. Have a travel day after each b2b.

Instead of a stupid mid season tournament, designate a month to be b2b month and schedule as many b2bs as possible throughout the league. This allows single games, where no b2bs in the same city are possible, to have sufficient travel time between.

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