The NBA is looking into speeding up NBA games, specifically in the final two minutes, to make sure games maintain their viewership.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday he would be willing to update the rules of the game, especially since younger viewers have increasingly short attention spans.
Silver said the league will look at how many timeouts each team is allotted in a game and in the final two minutes.
According to Silver, the NBA’s competition committee will look into the matter, then pass them to the league’s full board of owners.
Talk to people who work in NBA front offices, and that’s what you’ll hear. The Cavaliers set Bennett up for failure by placing the expectations of the No. 1 overall pick on his shoulders. But in a weak draft where, for the first time since 2006, no singular player or duo of prospects had established themselves as potential No. 1 overall picks, it wasn’t indefensible from their perspective to make him the first-ever top pick from Canada.
The Cavaliers, to varying degrees, considered as many as six players for the No. 1 overall pick that season: freshman Nerlens Noel, second-year players Alex Len, Otto Porter, and Ben McLemore, junior Victor Oladipo and Bennett. None of the Len, Noel or Bennett group could work out pre-draft due to Nike NFL Jerseys 2014 injury. Porter and Oladipo were considered lower ceiling prospects that would likely max out as solid starters — something that’s largely borne itself out thus far. McLemore tanked his draft stock after showing up to workouts overweight and unprepared. This was one of those cases where it was going to NBA Jerseys For Sale be difficult for the Cavs to win, regardless of their decision.