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Age / DOB:  (55) / 4/25/1962
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The NBA intends to add a G League affiliate team in Mexico City, which "could begin play as early as next season," according to the New York Times.
The reports timing should maximize attention, with the Nets in town for two "home" games this week, and it's the latest step in the NBA's push to expand the game globally. The league wants to eventually have one G League affiliate for all 30 teams in the league, and they're on pace for 27 G League teams next season, but its unclear whether Mexico City will have a 'one-to-one' relationship with a single franchise. Dec 7 - 2:53 PM

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Commissioner Adam Silver met with the Commission on College Basketball in Washington on Thursday to discuss possibly ending the one-and-done draft entry rule.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, "the meeting was described as informational in nature, although the NCAA ultimately has no formal say in rules governing the league's early-entry rules." Draft eligibility rules must be collectively bargained between the NBA and the players' union, so we are far from a conclusion on the matter.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 17 - 10:55 AM

The NBA announced its new policy for resting players in the 2017-18 season.

The rules state teams are prohibited from resting healthy players for any "high-profile, nationally televised game." A violation of this could result in a fine of at least $100,000, and absent of unusual circumstances teams should not rest multiple healthy players when playing on the road. While this policy could help, it's still very likely NBA teams will be resting their guys unless it's a national TV game.
Sep 28 - 6:49 PM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Competition Committee has recommended the NBA's proposal on Draft Lottery reform, sending it to the Board of Governors for a vote on Sept. 28.

Woj notes that the proposed reform would begin with the 2019 draft. The most significant change would be the three teams with the worst records sharing a 14 percent chance to win the lottery. Under the current format, the team that finishes the regular season with the worst record has a 25 percent chance at the No. 1 overall pick. The second and third worst teams have 19.9 percent and 15.6 percent odds, respectively.
Sep 15 - 9:18 AM

The NBA's competition committee will reportedly discuss lottery reform later this week.

The proposal being floated by the league would award the three highest lottery seeds with 14 percent odds to win the lottery, as opposed to the current system that gives 25 percent odds to the No. 1 seed, 19.9 percent odds to the No. 2 seed and 15.6 percent odds to the No. 3 seed. After that, the odds would decrease at a 1-2 percent difference between lottery teams, all in an effort to reduce the incentives for tanking in any form. The vote for this proposal could occur during the Board of Governors meeting in late-September, and if passed, would put the new system in place in 2019.
Source: USA Today
Sep 11 - 2:26 PM

The NBA has officially released the schedule for the 2017-18 season.

For the first time in NBA history, no team will be going through the gauntlet of playing four games in five nights, and there will also be a 12 percent reduction in back-to-back sets, which will hopefully result in fewer injuries and random rest days around the league. The NBA also protected their nationally televised games by ensuring that no team will be on a back-to-back set or be going through a five games in seven nights scenario.
Source: Turner
Aug 14 - 6:28 PM

The Christmas Day schedule includes the 76ers at Knicks, Cavaliers at Warriors, Wizards at Celtics, Rockets at Thunder and Wolves at Lakers.

The Knicks still get their national game despite how they are not expected to be very good, but at least we get The Process at noon EST to start this slate. As expected, we get a Finals rematch on Christmas for the third consecutive year, and we get a look at the three teams all making big moves this summer: Rockets, Thunder and Celtics.
Aug 10 - 6:06 PM

NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, according to Jeff Zilgitt of USA Today.

The rules are expected to be in place for the 2017-18 season and there will be consequences for teams that don't adhere to those rules. The NBA is doing all they can on their end with an earlier start in the season, no more four games in five nights, no more months with at least 18 games, cutting down on single-game road trips, and dropping the total number of back-to-backs. The new rules are going to be tough to enforce, so it's not likely going to be a stiff penalty for violators.
Source: USA Today
Aug 10 - 3:04 PM

Adam Silver said that Seattle will be on the "short list" of cities he'll look at if/when the NBA "seriously" considers thinking about expansion.

"I don’t want to put a precise timeline on it, but it’s inevitable at some point we’ll start looking at growth of franchises," said Silver. "That’s always been the case in this league, and Seattle will no doubt be on a short list of cities we’ll look at." In order to the Supersonics to get resurrected as an NBA franchise, they'll first need to find a place in Seattle to build a new arena, which comes with a litany of logistical issues. In other words, this isn't something that will happen anytime soon.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 26 - 12:09 PM

The NBA has moved the trade deadline for the 2017-18 season to February 8.

The league will be moving the deadline to the second Thursday before the All-Star break, thus ending the awkwardness of players having to hear about trade rumors throughout All-Star weekend. This also could be seen as a good thing for fantasy hoops, as it gives players who get traded more time to get acclimated to their new surroundings.
Jul 12 - 1:10 PM

The NBA's projected salary cap for the 2017-18 season has been revised downward from $102 million to roughly $99 million.

The luxury tax threshold is also likely to be lowered from $121 million to $119 million. This is reportedly a result of lower-than-expected playoff revenues, and it could make it harder for some teams to clear space to pursue elite free agents. This may not have a glaring impact on strategies at the trade deadline, but it could throw a wrench into some offseason plans.
Jun 22 - 12:30 AM

Adam Silver said he will "strongly recommend" home-games-only rest and prevent resting "multiple starters on the same night" during next season.

Strongly recommending something may help, but could you imagine the 76ers resting Joel Embiid at home? The NBA does know that back-to-back slates are a factor for injuries and last year we saw more DNP-REST than ever before. Even with the season starting a week earlier, there will still be plenty of back-to-back sets and plenty of players will be resting.
Jun 9 - 8:49 PM

Commissioner Adam Silver said that league is seeking alternative solutions to address the issue of star players resting too frequently.

Unsurprisingly, Silver rejected the notion that the NBA schedule needs to be shortened. "It's not 82 games, it's not the length of the season, it's the time between the games and that there's a direct correlation between fatigue and injury on the part of the players," Silver said. He stated the league would require NBA arenas to free up more dates, which would reduce the number of back-to-back games. Silver also said that he would prefer that stars are rested at home, as opposed to away games.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 2 - 1:14 PM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he never considered punishing Phil Jackson for Jackson's public comments about Carmelo Anthony.

Back in April, Jackson told reporters that he felt it would be best for both the Knicks and Anthony if Melo would waive his no-trade clause. Michele Roberts, the head of the NBA Player's Union, stated that she felt Jackson should be disciplined for "deliberately trying to shame Melo out of the city." Silver disagreed. "The thing with the league is it’s not reciprocal. Players can’t trade themselves and teams can trade players," Silver said Thursday.
Jun 2 - 9:38 AM

Commissioner Adam Silver said the current NBA age-limit rule is "not working for anyone."

He did say this rule will not change for the upcoming 2017-18 season. "We all agree we need to make a change," Silver said. The NBA's current rule has forced most players to have a one-and-done college experience, but most of those student athletes aren't too invested in the non-basketball side of their time at school. The NBA Development League now has a whopping 26 teams and that league has picked up plenty of steam, which may be a factor in what Silver is thinking here.
Jun 1 - 8:14 PM

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