Trying to salvage as much of the planned 82-game season aspossible, and trim financial losses to club owners and playersafter a lockout, the players and league agreed to a program withmore games in fewer days than normal. But after Chicago star Derrick Rose, last season’s NBA MostValuable Player, and New York’s Iman Shumpert were lost for therest of the playoffs with knee injuries in playoff openersSaturday, many blamed the grind of the season. I don’t think it’s related at all. Zero, Stern said Monday onESPN radio. There’s no evidence that the wear and tear (played a role) .. T8 LED Tube Light
Itwas horrible to watch. But he was out. He missed 27 games earlierthis year, so he only played in 40 of those games that we had inthis ‘condensed schedule.’ Some veteran NBA figures are among those who do see a correlationbetween playing four games in five days or three games in threedays and setbacks such as the back injury that has sidelinedOrlando star center Dwight Howard. I think the wear and tear, there’s no question it has taken itstoll, said Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins. China Led Fluorescent Tube Lights
The wear andtear – I don’t think there’s any question, the fatigue. Whathappens during the playoffs, it gets ratcheted up even more. Asked about the number of injuries during the season before he wentdown on Saturday, Rose said, When you think about it, (theschedule) is the only thing that changed. Knicks guard Baron Davis blames the schedule. G4 LED Lamps
This has been a compressed season, a lot more games, a lot lesspractice time, a lot less recovery time, Davis said. You candefinitely look at the season and just look at the schedule and saythat guys really never got the ample amount of time to rest andheal their bones because you’re fighting for playoff position. It’sgame after game after game. So, you know, it’s tough. Stern called the notion that this year’s schedule has contributedto the rise in injuries worthy of our study at season’s end tosee how that just works out.