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. 

By SI Wire
August 13, 2014

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. 

- Alex Hampl

 

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