The NBA schedule definitely takes a toll on a professional basketball player, especially when said schedule possesses a grueling road trip. When fans look at the itineraries once the NBA releases them, they immediately look for the most entertaining matchups.
On the other hand, players and coaches, besides looking for the most anticipated games, search for any major leaves of absences, as they will have to disconnect with their families, friends and community for extensive periods of time
This year's schedule is full of long, strenuous road trips for every team that will create numerous storylines throughout the season. However, some organizations have it worse than others, but nobody is complaining. That is just the NBA lifestyle.