how about playoff home court goes to the team with the better head to head record. ties would go to the higher seed. teams would still be seeded 1 thru 8 so the matchups dont change. this wouldnt stop load management completely but maybe teams would think twice about sitting players especially against lesser competition.
Why do DNPs matter so much to some of you? It’s part of coaching strategy and trying to keep your team fresh for a marathon of a season. It’s just part of the game.
I want to see the top players play games, is that so bad to ask for?
Yes if playing 1 game ended up making the injury worse that resulted in the player missing more than 1 game.
Yeah youre a fundamentally bad person for wanting that
You can ask for anything you want.
Yes, Im sorry.
Because you buy tickets months in advance to see your favorite out of town player come, then suddenly theyre a healthy scratch and youve wasted a bunch of money.
i would agree with you however people shell out big money to see lebron or curry. maybe teams should include a return policy. teams also advertise the other teams stars to force people into ticket packages. want to see lebron? you have to buy the suns
most of these guys could sit out with a minor injury any night of the season, theyre forever-banged-up i personally dont care, everything works out in the end and if people dont wanna go see a basketball game, then they can spend their money elsewhere.
Why punish teams for having good players and resting them and reward teams for having bad players and playing them. Those should be inherently rewarding/punishing.
Because it affects fans going to games and buying tickets in advance to see a player and that player doesnt play.
Is it really that big of a deal. You get to see some players step up with them out and we get healthier playoff teams. Most nights during the regular season there are like 10 games. Find one without load management if it’s that big of a deal.