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Draymond Green called out the NBA's new rule

Published January 31, 2024 at 3:15 PM

During a recent podcast, Draymond Green openly discussed his views on the 65-game rule for award eligibility. Here's what he had to say:

"Now we got one of the premier faces of this league possibly hurt because he's forcing it."

The eligibility requirements for several significant NBA awards, such as the Most Valuable Player, underwent modifications in the new collective bargaining agreement.

As we reach the midway point of the 2023-24 NBA season, the repercussions of these changes are becoming evident. Players now need to participate in a minimum of 65 games, with some exceptions like season-ending injuries, to qualify for awards like MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved Player, All-NBA teams, and All-Defensive teams.

Additionally, for a game to count towards award considerations, players must play at least 20 minutes, with an allowance of two games where they play between 15-20 minutes.

Indiana Pacers' All-Star guard Tyrese Haliburton, who has missed 14 games, expressed frustration with the new 65-game minimum for awards eligibility, calling it a
"stupid rule."

Facing potential financial implications, Haliburton emphasized the need to play in 65 games to meet contractual conditions. This sentiment resonates across the league, with players like Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler also at risk of falling short of the threshold.

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