Originally written on Red's Army  |  Last updated 11/20/14
As we look back, just about 6 months ago, whether or not we would see a 2011-12 NBA season was in serious jeopardy. The selfish owners and even more selfish players could not meet eye to eye on almost any of the subjects of debate and called off talks multiple times. Every time we thought it might be in the home stretch there was another setback to spoil the start to the season. But looking back as the regular season has come to a close, we have to ask...was the shortened season a blessing in disguise?  While many will point to the severe spike of injuries thanks to the shortened season (even David Stern acknowledges the possibility), we have to consider that much of this was because of the condensed schedule and rapid fire road trips teams had to endure throughout the season. A 66 game season itself had little to do with the injuries, rather it was how the games were scheduled that did. But in 66 games, the NBA had its usual ebbs and flows as it would in an 82 game season. We ...
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