According to a report from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Ira Winderman, the NBA is ready to extend the league's All-Star break from a extra-long weekend to a full-week break. It also appears the league's schedule manipulations are already underway.
"That's the model they're using right now while they're filling in the schedule," an NBA source told Winderman on Friday. "Could they go back and use some of those dates if needed? That's possible. But the week off looks like what's going to happen."
This potential midseason change falls in line with the talks that NBA commissioner Adam Silver had with stars during the last All-Star break.
According to Silver, LeBron James was very interested in an extended break, as ESPN.com's Marc Stein wrote in February:
This may seem like a ploy to cater to the whims of the Association's most powerful stars, but it could serve as a benefit to all parties involved.