One game a week in basketball? No thanks.
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This is a mute point, neither the players or the teams will take a reduction, and a reduction would be huge from the TV money they'd lose for playing less games. This is similar to the topic of changing the Bobcats name to the Hornets...it's nearly logistically inconceivable based on the current NBA restrictions~and common sense.
Additionally, even though it's not mentioned directly in this thread, the notion that the players are going to be 'so exhausted' because of the compressed schedule misses the reality that the opponent they are playing is playing under the same circumstances. Certainly it will impact strategy, but the teams with the best GM's and Coaches will win a few more of the close games. The best GMs will have athletic reserves to compliment the starting rotation and the best Coaches will make sensible use of rotations (getting a victory, then resting starters).
Ultimately, BP is right, it is a "moot" point, but a shortened number of games with less back to backs would be ideal.
"The Charlotte Hornets name has been a mainstay throughout the region for many years, and we are excited to announce our intention to re-establish this historic brand. We believe that its return will galvanize our fan base by unifying our loyal Bobcats fans with those who have strong memories of our city's NBA predecessor." MJ, 5-21-13