Mitchell injury


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You act like it's the players, when a ton of evidence demonstrates that in a lot of cases it's management making these decisions.
I would bet DM is itching to play right now... not just because he's a competitor, but because he has a contract incentive to make an all-nba team. The more he plays and the more we win the better his chances are at landing an additional $30M+ over the next 5 years.

I'm guessing if playoffs started today that Don, management, and the training staff would all give it the thumbs up. This isn't about a guy not being tough enough as some have insinuated.
 


LifeOnaPlate

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I miss the days when players played with pain.

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I wonder if today's NBA is more physically dangerous than in previous decades. Not because of foul rules, but perhaps because players appear to be more athletic, playing more above the rim, with greater speed, etc. How many great players in the 90s were blowing ACLs? How many season-ending injuries happened on average? I really don't know, if anyone does I'm open to seeing the data. If reporters haven't covered this angle, they should! Would make for a fascinating story.
 

LifeOnaPlate

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Load management is a pile of nonsense. Imagine Jordan or Stockton era players missing weeks cause they have played 10 games in a row.
Another reason why the average fan doesn't watch the NBA anymore. Softest players in the world play in the NBA. Looking at a growing list too. Leonard, Irving, Durrant, Harden, (Lebron- last year) Anthony Davis, Zion, ect.
Guys like Conley missing back to backs and weeks from "tightness" sounds really really bad. Imagine calling your boss and saying imma need 2 weeks off cause my leg is tight. I'm not saying I fully disagree with taking time off to prevent injuries for older players, that said the average fan sees the reason one of the players isn't playing at the game they paid several hundred dollars to go watch is "load management" they won't be willing to drop the money ever again. And they shouldn't.
If you don't agree that's fine. Go ahead and look at the ratings in the NBA. Between the political, softness, referee bias and the insane costs to see a live game the NBA is in real trouble.

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Think about the difference between running and jumping on a hard wood floor versus a soccer pitch or football field. You seem to think we can compare sports across the board, but that isn't how it works.
 

mongoose01

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I wonder if today's NBA is more physically dangerous than in previous decades. Not because of foul rules, but perhaps because players appear to be more athletic, playing more above the rim, with greater speed, etc. How many great players in the 90s were blowing ACLs? How many season-ending injuries happened on average? I really don't know, if anyone does I'm open to seeing the data. If reporters haven't covered this angle, they should! Would make for a fascinating story.

I’m not sure either but my initial thought would be that there was significantly less fast break back in the 80s and early 90s. I’d bet because most teams relied on a big guy and a set offense there were less injuries. It might have been that a lot of teams did run and I am clueless because I’ve always been a Jazz fan, I dunno. It doesn’t seem to have been as mainstream until the D’antoni Suns with Nash.
The game certainly seemed and looked more physical back in those days though, so maybe that led to more injuries vs today’s fast paced and high flying game.
It might be impossible to know for sure because players tended to play through a lot more injuries back then as well, so who knows if injuries were never recorded.


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nateboz

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I wonder if today's NBA is more physically dangerous than in previous decades. Not because of foul rules, but perhaps because players appear to be more athletic, playing more above the rim, with greater speed, etc. How many great players in the 90s were blowing ACLs? How many season-ending injuries happened on average? I really don't know, if anyone does I'm open to seeing the data. If reporters haven't covered this angle, they should! Would make for a fascinating story.
I feel like most of the injuries are non contact, most are landing weird.
I wonder if the defense was allowed more contact that the offensive players wouldn't play as reckless? Idk, maybe.

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