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Derrick Rose admitted recently that he was fatigued in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat. Had he been just a tad more rested, and his teammates a little more offensively independent, the Chicago Bulls may have put up a better fight against Miami.
Rose's exhaustion probably came from the number of games catching up to him. All season long he carried a huge load on the court, was always in motion at hyper speed, and logged over 37 minutes per game. Through all that, he never seemed to be phased by it until the very end.
A shorter season would essentially provide a sprint rather than a marathon, which he seems to thrive in. The change could result in the Bulls going further in the playoffs.