Load management has been among the most debated topics in the NBA so far in the 2019-20 season. When Kawhi Leonard sat out two nationally televised games within a week – including a highly anticipated rematch against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, November 6th – the media expressed their displeasure with the LA Clippers’ decision to sit out the defending Finals MVP, as did fans.
That criticism and a $50,000 fine hasn’t stopped the Clippers from preserving the long-term health of their prized free agency acquisition. He has now missed six of the Clippers’ first 19 games of the still-early NBA season with no signs of playing in full sets of upcoming back-to-back games.
The question is – what can anyone do about it? Well, at Fansure, we can protect the cost of your game tickets based on whether Kawhi plays. Our machine learning algorithm also gives us the ability to predict the likelihood of Kawhi (or any NBA player) sitting out of a specific game. Check out our future outlook for upcoming Clippers games:
For comparison’s sake, we included Paul George who recently recovered from shoulder surgeries in the offseason. So far, George has not seen any restrictions in playing time and has not missed any games since making his return. But, it is highly likely that the team will strategically rest him to preserve him for their highly expected deep playoff run.
While Kawhi has been considered the ‘face’ of load management, other notable players including Kristaps Porzingis, Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook, and others have taken games off out of precaution this season.
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