The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are currently in the midst of negotiations about upcoming seasons.
That means that a lot of topics are being discussed by both sides as they traverse their opinions, demands, and plans.
One of the things they are talking about is the number of games that players participate in.
Shams Charania is reporting that the NBA and NBPA are moving closer to agreeing to a rule that players must play in a minimum number of games to be eligible for major awards.
The NBA and NBPA are moving closer to agreeing to a rule that players must play in a minimum number of games to be eligible for major awards, per @ShamsCharania pic.twitter.com/wHCNII5o5O
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 13, 2023
We have heard rumors of this being discussed for some time now.
Additionally, we have heard numerous demands from fans that it be addressed.
Right now, there are several athletes in the league who aren’t playing as much as expected, whether due to injury or “load management.”
Some people don’t think it’s right that they can be in the running for end-of-season awards if they are sitting out so often.
Now it seems like something might be done about this.
We don’t know what sort of threshold the NBA and NBPA will agree on: how many absences will be too many to be taken out of the running for MVP, Most Improved Player, and other awards?
Will this have any sort of impact on the output and health of NBA stars?
The league is currently in a tricky spot as they try to give fans what they need, maintain a busy schedule, and keep players healthy at the same time.
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