Steve Alexander

NBA Schedule Breakdown

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Schedule Breakdown & Snapdraft

Tuesday, January 27, 2009



16. Nets - Just one two-game week. Solid playoffs. Balanced schedule.

Weeks 1-12 = six 4-game weeks, one 2-game week
Weeks 13-24 = five 4-game weeks, zero 2-game weeks
Playoffs = 4-3-4-3
Grades: 1st Half – B, 2nd Half – C+, Season – B-, Playoffs – B

17. Knicks - Avoid Knicks in the first half, but do what you can to get them for that stellar second-half and playoff schedule!

Weeks 1-12 = four 4-game weeks, one 2-game week
Weeks 13-24 = seven 4-game weeks, zero 2-game weeks
Playoffs = 3-4-4-4
Grades: 1st Half – D-, 2nd Half – A, Season – C+, Playoffs – A

18. Magic - Not much to love or hate about this schedule, except the four games in the late playoffs are sweet.

Weeks 1-12 = five 4-game weeks, zero 2-game weeks
Weeks 13-24 = six 4-game weeks, one 2-game week
Playoffs = 3-3-4-4
Grades: 1st Half – C+, 2nd Half – B, Season – C, Playoffs – B

19. Sixers - All you need to know here is that 4-4-4-4 playoff schedule.

Weeks 1-12 = five 4-game weeks, one 2-game week
Weeks 13-24 = six 4-game weeks, one 2-game week
Playoffs = 4-4-4-4
Grades: 1st Half – C, 2nd Half – B, Season – C, Playoffs – A++

20. Suns - The second-half schedule is great and the five games in a playoff week are fun. But at what price?

Weeks 1-12 = four 4-game weeks, zero 2-game weeks, one 1-game week
Weeks 13-24 = seven 4-game weeks, one 2-game week
Playoffs = 2-5-3-3
Grades: 1st Half – D-, 2nd Half – A, Season – C, Playoffs – C-

21. Blazers - Nice balance for the Blazers across the board.

Weeks 1-12 = six 4-game weeks, two 2-game weeks
Weeks 13-24 = five 4-game weeks, zero 2-game weeks
Playoffs = 4-3-3-4
Grades: 1st Half – B-, 2nd Half – C+, Season – C, Playoffs – B

22. Cavaliers - The first half is awful, but it's all gravy for LeBron and company after that.

Weeks 1-12 = three 4-game weeks, one 2-game week
Weeks 13-24 = seven 4-game weeks, zero 2-game weeks
Playoffs = 4-3-4-3
Grades: 1st Half – F, 2nd Half – A+, Season – C-, Playoffs – B

23. Pistons - A little light in the first half, but overall solid schedule and strong in the playoffs.

Weeks 1-12 = four 4-game weeks, one 2-game week
Weeks 13-24 = six 4-game weeks, zero 2-game weeks
Playoffs = 4-4-4-3
Grades: 1st Half – D, 2nd Half – B+, Season – C, Playoffs – A

24. Pacers - One 2-game week during the season is a nice feature of the schedule. But a lack of four gamers, especially during the playoffs, makes this schedule the most boring of the entire list.

Weeks 1-12 = five 4-game weeks, one 2-game week
Weeks 13-24 = five 4-game weeks, zero 2-game weeks
Playoffs = 3-3-3-3
Grades: 1st Half – C+, 2nd Half – C+, Season – C, Playoffs – C

25. Heat - Not much going on here except decent playoff run.

Weeks 1-12 = four 4-game weeks, zero 2-game week
Weeks 13-24 = six 4-game weeks, one 2-game week
Playoffs = 3-4-4-3
Grades: 1st Half – D, 2nd Half – B, Season – C-, Playoffs – B

26. Hornets - You'll have to wait until Week 9 to get a four-gamer out of Chris Paul (while hitting a 2-game week in Week 6) and that is brutal. But the Hornets have a top second-half schedule and are great in the playoffs. Trade for Hornets in January!

Weeks 1-12 = two 4-game weeks, one 2-game week
Weeks 13-24 = eight 4-game weeks, zero 2-game weeks
Playoffs = 4-3-4-4
Grades: 1st Half – F--, 2nd Half – A++, Season – C, Playoffs – A

27. Thunder - Schedule gets very shaky in the second after a strong first half. Consider trading Durant at the break for a guy like David West.

Weeks 1-12 = six 4-game weeks, zero 2-game weeks
Weeks 13-24 = four 4-game weeks, one 2-game week
Playoffs = 4-3-3-4
Grades: 1st Half – B+, 2nd Half – D-, Season – C-, Playoffs – B

28. Spurs - Solid second half and a great playoff schedule, but first half could be better.

Weeks 1-12 = four 4-game weeks, one 2-game week
Weeks 13-24 = six 4-game weeks, zero 2-game weeks
Playoffs = 4-4-3-4
Grades: 1st Half – D, 2nd Half – B+, Season – C, Playoffs – A

29. Bulls - Bulls have luxury of a 5-game week for the playoffs, but that's about the only good think you can say about their schedule.

Weeks 1-12 = five 4-game weeks, zero 2-game weeks
Weeks 13-24 = four 4-game weeks, one 2-game week
Playoffs = 3-5-2-3
Grades: 1st Half – C+, 2nd Half – D, Season – D, Playoffs – C-

30. Raptors - Yuck – start trying to move your Raptors around the new year.

Weeks 1-12 = six 4-game weeks, zero 2-game weeks
Weeks 13-24 = three 4-game weeks, zero 2-game weeks
Playoffs = 3-3-3-4
Grades: 1st Half – B+, 2nd Half – F+, Season – D, Playoffs – C


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Steve "Dr. A" Alexander is the senior editor for the NBA for Rotoworld.com and a contributor to NBCSports.com. The 2013-14 NBA season marks his 12th year of covering fantasy hoops for Rotoworld. Follow him on Twitter - @Docktora.
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