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The Clippers and Lakers will play for the first time this season on Thursday. This has been an important game in the NBA in Los Angeles. According to reports, Clippers star Kawhi Leonard could come off the bench in order to manage his minutes.

Many players who come back from more severe injuries are on a minutes restriction when they return to action. Let's be honest for a moment. We know where this will take us. Leonard was the poster child of load management and was a member of the San Antonio Spurs. Do what you have to do if you can get away with it. Leonard has been allowed to do what he has done for a long time.

Every year, NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks about the management of players' minutes. Today's athletes are bigger, faster, stronger, and more skilled than ever before. No one seems to want to play an entire schedule.

Load management usually comes up with stars who have the ability and freedom to pick and choose when they play. The stars in the NBA are watched by fans. Over the past few years, the NBA has had shortened seasons, and Commissioner Silver addressed that over the summer.

Silver isn't looking to shorten the season, but it's a conversation we should all have There are a number of games on a player's body. Let's be.

It's realistic about that

Unless the NBA can keep getting the same money from their T.V. partners, it won't happen soon. The business of professional sports is still going strong and the association is trying to make a billion dollars. The commissioner wants to do away with load management, but it will be difficult.

The play-in tournament was added a couple of years ago as a way to make up for missing the playoffs. The play-in has provided some exciting moments, but it is nothing more than a cash grab. Only play-in teams have a chance of making it to the first round.

Adding a tournament in the middle of the season is one of the things the NBA is considering. It's fine to try and get more revenue, but it doesn't feel like it's going to make players play more. Adding this tournament to the regular season schedule doesn't create much rest time It depends on how many teams are in the tournament.

Silver and the league's office don't know how to deal with load management He has let it happen too long and it is almost impossible to turn it back around. The NBA will not reduce the regular season schedule by more than 12 games. They would lose a lot of money. You can't talk about taking a few games away only to add an in-season tournament.

It's likely that Silver has to speak out against it and act tough. Anyone who follows this league is aware of who runs it. The league is called a players' league because of that. Silver acted like there was nothing he could do when Robert Sarver was accused of throwing slurs at minorities. The players had to say something. The man is going out. The players threatened to boycott after a Donald Sterling recording was leaked, in which he said he didn't want his girlfriend to bring black people to games, before Silver banned him and forced him to sell the Clippers.

In this situation, Silver will need to find a way to get rid of load management. Many players adopt it as a part of their regimen during the season. The players aren't the only ones. Many teams seem to follow the San Antonio Spurs' example of encouraging it.

Silver thinks about the beginnings of load managing.

“There’s nothing more frustrating also for our fans than having players, frankly, who aren’t injured following some program schedule for rest. I’m looking at [Spurs executive] R.C. [Buford], you started this all. That isn’t clear, at least to me. Whether it’s serving a useful purpose. So figuring out a way to create that right healthy balance.”

As much as the players are to blame, coaches, general managers, and owners are also to blame. The commissioner might want to stop this. He will get this worked out if he cares about the fans. It is time to stop talking about it and accept that it is reality.