Modern NBA teams typically reserve their elite players for big contests like All-elite games or in-season tournaments while leaving them out of most regular-season games.
The NBA Board of Governors has enacted a new policy that places a strong emphasis on the great players, following numerous modifications to the league's rules and regulations during the course of its seasons.
The NBA has approved a new rule that, going forward, prohibits teams from resting two key players during a game. A star is someone who has appeared on an All-Star or All-NBA team in the previous three seasons.
Teams that largely managed to protect their great players from significant injuries throughout the regular game in order to get them ready for the crucial ones will now need to plan their strategy for the new one.
According to another regulation, teams would be penalized $100K for a first offense, $250K for a second offense, and $1 million more than the prior penalty for any subsequent offense under the new rules.
The Lakers, Warriors, Mavericks, Clippers, Celtics, Suns, Kings, Grizzlies, Bucks, Hawks, Heat, Bulls, Cavaliers, and Timberwolves are just a few of the 15 NBA teams who have All-Star players.
With two of its All-Star players, Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic, the Dallas Mavericks will now have a significant role to play this season in both the regular season and the playoffs.
Questions regarding their futures in the NBA and the involvement of the Los Angeles Clippers squad arise as stars like Kawhi Leonard and Paul George leave the game with the most injuries.