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Notables From the Tentative NBA Schedule

UPDATE (12/06) | SCHEDULE HAS BEEN RELEASED
The shortened schedule is finally up. You can download the NBA schedule with each of the 30 team schedules in excel or play with the rest days breakdown.

UPDATE (12/01) | SCHEDULE OUT TUESDAY
2011-2012 regular season schedule should finally be available by Tuesday night at 7 p.m. according to Associated Press. NBA will host a schedule release TV program on Dec 6th.
Once it's been out, you can download the NBA 2011-12 schedule in excel format or take a look at team-by-team analysis by the types of rest-days including "back-to-back-to-back" games.

UPDATE (11/29) | 2 MORE CHRISTMAS DAY GAMES
According to New York Times, NBA will open the 2011-12 season on Christmas with a five-game setup with one on TNT, two on ABC and two on ESPN. Earlier, David Stern said that, there will be triple header during the end-of-the-lockout press conference.

UPDATE (11/27) | SCHEDULE DETAILS OF 66 GAME SCHEDULE
*: The last day of 2011-12 NBA regular season will be April 26, 2012.
*: Teams to play "at least one" and "maximum three" "back-to-back-to-back" sets in case games start on Christmas Day.
*: Teams will play 48 conference and 18 nonconference games. This means not every NBA city will be visited.
*: This comes as a surprise for me: Due to the squeezed schedule, back-to-backs games might be played during the second round of the playoffs.

UPDATE (11/25) | TENTATIVE AGREEMENT
*: NBA 2011-2012 regular season is supposed to start with 3 games on Christmas Day, that were already on the schedule.
*: The rest of the 66 game schedule will be rescheduled and released in the coming days. Check back in later to keep updated!

UPDATE (07/19) | FIRST RELEASE OF 82 GAME SCHEDULE
Assuming that the league will start on November 1, 2011, our annual schedule analysis is up. Hopefully this lockout thing comes to an end!
MIL, IND, HOU, NYK, MIN, LAC playing most back-to-backs (22 times). Fewest back-to-backs: SAC, PHO (16)
*: 20 of 22 games are on the road for New York Knicks. Lakers playing all 18 back to backs games on the road. Fewest back to backs on the road: MIL (8), ATL (9), DET (10)
*: Most opponent B2Bs: Atlanta (28), Fewest opponent B2Bs: MIA (9)
*: Most 4 games in 5 days: DEN, LAC, MIN, CHI, IND (4 times). Fewest 4IN5s: DET, NJN, PHO, HOU, BOS, LAL, POR will play only 1 game.
*: LAC, MIL, UTA (9) are tied for playing with 3 or more days rest. DET, TOR, MEM have 4 games with 3+ days.
*: Houston's opponents will play 12 games with having more than 3 or more days rest. League low, Washington's oppositions only play 1 game in this situation.
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2011-2012 NBA Schedule Rest Days Analysis


REST DAYS CODE REST DAYS EXPLANATION
4IN5 NO REST 4TH GAME IN 5 DAYS, PLAYED YESTERDAY
3IN4-B2B NO REST 3RD GAME IN 4 DAYS, PLAYED YESTERDAY
B2B NO REST PLAYED YESTERDAY
3IN4 1 DAY REST 3RD GAME IN 4 DAYS, RESTED YESTERDAY
1 1 DAY REST RESTED YESTERDAY
2 2 DAYS REST RESTED 2 DAYS
3+ 3 OR MORE DAYS REST RESTED AT LEAST 3 DAYS

Analysis has been made according to tentative schedule. Depending on the date that the lockout ends or the league starts, all numbers are subject to change!
Assuming that regular season will be played as it's been scheduled, check out some notes worthy of attention.

Click column headers to sort. Reverse the sort order by clicking on it twice.

OWN REST DAYS BREAKDOWN

TEAM GAMES 4IN5 3IN4-B2B B2B TOTAL B2B B2Bs-ON-ROAD 3IN4 1 DAY 2 DAYS 3+ DAYS
Atlanta8231262191330117
Boston82111820161231145
Charlotte82291021131129156
Chicago82410519131232127
Cleveland82310720151331117
Dallas82210719141133145
Denver824941712940115
Detroit82112619101231164
Golden State82311418141532107
Houston82112922131425156
Indiana82481022171326147
LA Clippers8241262216142899
LA Lakers8211161818153397
Memphis8237919121330164
Miami8221051714153596
Milwaukee822137228113199
Minnesota82410822131227147
New Jersey82111921131330126
New Orleans82213217131235135
New York82210102220831147
Oklahoma City8239719171230165
Orlando8236817121236116
Philadelphia8229819121232136
Phoenix8211141611114186
Portland82110718151235125
Sacramento8221041614134076
San Antonio82211417141433135
Toronto8229617151433144
Utah8231241915163179
Washington82310821151229155

OPPONENTS REST DAYS BREAKDOWN

TEAM GAMES 4IN5 3IN4-B2B B2B TOTAL B2B B2Bs-ON-ROAD 3IN4 1 DAY 2 DAYS 3+ DAYS
Atlanta823121328241228122
Boston823781891630135
Charlotte82416626191325117
Chicago82213823151132106
Cleveland8231141891036117
Dallas8239719131431135
Denver82311418141335124
Detroit8219515111135147
Golden State82310720141429136
Houston823107201710281212
Indiana8248315131232176
LA Clippers8229415121533127
LA Lakers822631181435166
Memphis821751311124386
Miami82018971439146
Milwaukee8249619161329129
Minnesota8211782614832106
New Jersey82212620178321111
New Orleans82511925181325136
New York825111026161424117
Oklahoma City8214712816321111
Orlando8229718121030177
Philadelphia82113721131235113
Phoenix82213419141433124
Portland82313723171426136
Sacramento8221192214163275
San Antonio82011516141136145
Toronto820139221383967
Utah8239719161236123
Washington82313521151628161





2011-2012 NBA Schedule Release

The shortened schedule will be released on Tuesday (Dec.,6th) around 7 p.m. Check out updates about the schedule. As usual, you can also download NBA schedule in excel format.


Good news is NBA is getting 2011-12 schedule ready on July 19, 2011. Despite the fact that lockout continues, NBA gives away us some of our toys to play with! The rest days analysis of the "draft" schedule will be ready here at NBAstuffer once the NBA schedule has been released.

UPDATE: The schedule has been released today (7/19). The downloadable files from the 2011-12 regular season will be available once the lockout ends and the schedule gets cleared.




Strength of Schedule and Schedule Adjusted Ratings

I'm pleased to inform that team stats table now has strength of schedule (SOS) and schedule adjusted ratings (SAR). These two key metrics are broken down to splits such as last 5 games, playing on the road and at home. Interested in Miami Heat's strength of schedule for just home games? It's a matter of Heat's opponents' average efficiency differential on the road. While there are different ways to calculate SOS, at this point I opted in to offer opponents' unadjusted efficiency differentials as an indicator of strength of schedule that has been played so far.

The numbers under the SOS column might not be considered as the most accurate SOS ratings, but they give a quick idea of diffuculty of games played throughout the season.

A strength of schedule should be measured relative to which team it belongs to. Once the schedule gets released, fans and franchises look at the schedule and tend to claim that their team's schedule is the toughest one. The smarter way for evaluating the schedule should be taking a deeper look into schedule distribution. Good teams should better prefer to play a less distributed schedule, while playing a more distributed schedule is better for below average teams.

A distributed schedule includes games with opponents that have a variety in terms of strength. Less distribution means a set of games versus teams that are in a range of similar strengths.




NBA Playoffs 2010 Schedule

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2009-2010 Schedule Analysis Notables
You can go and play with the numbers, but I just took some notes about the new season's NBA Schedule.
  • Charlotte, Chicago and Detroit with most back to backs at 23
  • Lakers with most back to backs played on the road at 18 games
  • Utah will not play any 4th game in 5 days game
  • Dallas and Boston will play 8 games with at least 3 days rest
  • New Orleans and Toronto will not play againts opponents who's playing 4th game in 5 days
  • The Charlotte Bobcats? They are going to face 6 teams with 4IN5, 31 teams with B2B



2009-2010 NBA Schedule Rest Days Analysis

REST DAYS CODE REST DAYS EXPLANATION
4IN5 NO REST 4TH GAME IN 5 DAYS, PLAYED YESTERDAY
3IN4-B2B NO REST 3RD GAME IN 4 DAYS, PLAYED YESTERDAY
B2B NO REST PLAYED YESTERDAY
3IN4 1 DAY REST 3RD GAME IN 4 DAYS, RESTED YESTERDAY
1 1 DAY REST RESTED YESTERDAY
2 2 DAYS REST RESTED 2 DAYS
3+ 3 OR MORE DAYS REST RESTED AT LEAST 3 DAYS

Click underlined column headers to sort. Reverse the sort order by clicking on it twice.

REST DAYS BREKDOWN

TEAM CONF-DIV GAMES 4IN5 3IN4-B2B B2B TOTAL B2B B2Bs-ON-ROAD 3IN4 1 DAY 2 DAYS 3+ DAYS
BostonE-AT8241041811123598
New JerseyE-AT82211821141030156
New YorkE-AT8211431810133687
PhiladelphiaE-AT82112720151130165
TorontoE-AT82214521161230127
ChicagoE-CT82491023151225166
ClevelandE-CT82211518111037116
East Avg.League822.810.47.420.613.412.0629.6613.865.8
DetroitE-CT82471223141125185
IndianaE-CT82410822141625136
MilwaukeeE-CT8231362291128174
AtlantaE-SE82312722171328136
CharlotteE-SE82361423161222214
MiamiE-SE8228818161433116
OrlandoE-SE82311519131232145
WashingtonE-SE8248921101229146
League Avg.League822.6310.067.4320.1313.7612.630.113.25.96
DenverW-NW82381122151527117
MinnesotaW-NW82310720141132136
Oklahoma CityW-NW82311418131234135
PortlandW-NW82314219151431117
UtahW-NW82010919121530117
Golden StateW-PC8229920161132136
LA ClippersW-PC82481022131326147
West Avg.League822.469.737.4619.6614.1313.1330.5312.536.13
LA LakersW-PC82110920181527146
PhoenixW-PC82411520141431116
SacramentoW-PC8229920121228193
DallasW-SW8229920131430108
HoustonW-SW82361322141425147
MemphisW-SW82410620141330136
New OrleansW-SW82113216141238115
San AntonioW-SW8228717151237106

OPPONENTS REST DAYS BREKDOWN

TEAM CONF-DIV GAMES 4IN5 3IN4-B2B B2B TOTAL B2B B2Bs-ON-ROAD 3IN4 1 DAY 2 DAYS 3+ DAYS
BostonE-AT824561561138126
New JerseyE-AT8211161871135153
New YorkE-AT8226132161033117
PhiladelphiaE-AT8258922111025178
TorontoE-AT8201171851433143
ChicagoE-CT8221161951726155
ClevelandE-CT825115214834136
East Avg.League822.810.47.420.613.412.0629.6613.865.8
DetroitE-CT822981951333107
IndianaE-CT8211321631037154
MilwaukeeE-CT82313122851025145
AtlantaE-SE824128249192973
CharlotteE-SE826141131131719105
MiamiE-SE8238102181226194
OrlandoE-SE8211182061629143
WashingtonE-SE8241292591126173
League Avg.League822.6310.067.4320.1313.7612.630.113.25.96
DenverW-NW825109246133186
MinnesotaW-NW82110122371621175
Oklahoma CityW-NW82194145841136
PortlandW-NW823561431629167
UtahW-NW8221742391420178
Golden StateW-PC822961761222229
LA ClippersW-PC82115622101228128
West Avg.League822.469.737.4619.6614.1313.1330.5312.536.13
LA LakersW-PC82243931542106
PhoenixW-PC824910237123593
SacramentoW-PC82597217935116
DallasW-SW8221362149271114
HoustonW-SW821116182831187
MemphisW-SW8231051881233811
New OrleansW-SW820910197193374
San AntonioW-SW824792051427147




How Fair is NBA Schedule?

As we have 1230 NBA regular season games, do you think the games are being scheduled fairly? On the paper, it seems that some teams have easier schedules than the others; but with home stands and road trips all teams have to play 82 games in a 5.5. month time. To sum up research results, all I can speak that the further your team advances in last season's playoff, the easier schedule will be awarded by NBA.





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