Nowadays, load management is commonplace in the NBA, so much so that it has become a hot-button issue, with the Clippers getting fined $50,000 last week for “statements, including by head coach Doc Rivers, that were inconsistent with” Kawhi Leonard’s health status.
Leonard, the previous night, was held out of a nationally televised game against Milwaukee, a potential NBA finals preview.
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Before his Mavericks played against Boston on Monday night at TD Garden, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban called load management “the best thing that ever happened to the league.”
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