The main benefit is, of course, that it will put less stress on the players bodies. It would, in theory, make the games more "special," so tickets would sell better and more people would watch on television, similar to the NFL schedule.
Stern has said, of course, that an 82 game season will be difficult to change - the television deals, the facilities and the pay scale is all based on 82 games a season. But that won't stop the conversation from beginning later this year.
How would you feel about a shorter season?
|Minnesota Timberwolves fans cheer for the Wolves against the Detroit Pistons. But will there be less chances to cheer in the coming seasons? (Photo from Creative Commons)|