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Report: NBA to implement longer All-Star break next season

View of the action between the Eastern Conference and Western Conference during 2014 NBA All-Star game at the Smoothie King Center on February 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

View of the action between the Eastern Conference and Western Conference during 2014 NBA All-Star game at the Smoothie King Center on February 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The NBA built a longer All-Star break into the 2014-15 schedule, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Under the new, longer break, teams will have at least eight days off between games. 

Last season's All-Star game was held on Sunday, Feb. 16. Every team had at least six days off over the break. 

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This season, All-Star Weekend will be hosted jointly by the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. The Barclays Center will host Friday and Saturday's events, including the three-point shootout and slam dunk contest, and the actual All-Star Game will be played Sunday night at Madison Square Garden. 

After last year's All-Star Game, LeBron James advocated for a longer break, and commissioner Adam Silver said the NBA would consider giving players more of a rest. 

The NBA will release the full 2014-15 schedule Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET. 

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