Compressed Schedule Wreaking Havoc on NBA Stats

by January 25, 2012

Due to the NBA lockout, NBA teams are forced to each cram 66 games into a brutally compressed schedule. The lack of rest, practice time, and overall preparation has had a devastating effect on the quality of play and team stats across the board. Reports the Miami Herald: “Wednesday marks the one-month mark of the lockout-shortened season, and several consequences of the compressed campaign have already come to light. Field-goal shooting, free-throw shooting and three-point shooting in the NBA are all down at least 15 percent. Turnovers have increased by an average of .8 per game, the largest jump in 29 years.”