The NBA is looking into expanding its All-Star break to seven days in the 2014-15 season, up from four days.
The NBA is looking into expanding its All-Star break to seven days in the 2014-15 season, up from four days, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
The consequence of the extended break in mid-February would be an increase of one or two back-to-back games per team, Winderman reports.
"That's the model they're using right now while they're filling in the schedule," an NBA source told Winderman on Friday. "Could they go back and use some of those dates if needed? That's possible. But the week off looks like what's going to happen."
The NBA schedule will be released in August, which is pushed back from previous years to "allow the league's television partners to adjust for the dramatic shakeup created by free agency," writes Winderman.
All-Star players have spoken up in recent years about getting more time off because of the strains of All-Star Weekend, which is now a three-day event.
- Chris Mascaro