NBA to consider extending All-Star Break in 2015

Sep 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a press conference to announce the 2015 NBA All-Star weekend in New York City at Industria Superstudio. The skill competition will be held at the Barclays Center and the All-Star game will be held at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA All-Star Game signals the halfway point of the season and it gives players around the league a short break from all the action. Of course, the players who are participating in All-Star events don’t get much of a break, but the weekend is generally light and breezy when it comes to the work load.

But some think the break is too short and want to extend it a little longer. Adam Silver discussed this and noted that he’d think about extending the break if he thought it helped the players and the league.

Per NBA.com:

“I said, ‘We’d be happy to look into it,’ ” Silver said. “The notion is that, in addition to the All-Star Game and the events itself, there would be a break built into the schedule. Maybe we could resume play on Thursday night, later in the week, to insure that the All-Stars got time off as well.”

The league currently picks action back up on Tuesday, which is roughly 48 hours after the All-Star game is scheduled to start. Extending the break until Thursday may lengthen the season by a day or two, but it may also have a positive effect on players overall.

Topics: 2014 NBA All-Star Game

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