Which NBA Teams Have Most 2014-15 National TV Games?

Adam Fromal@fromal09National NBA Featured ColumnistAugust 13, 2014

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The NBA's schedule for the 2014-15 campaign is out, which means you can start penciling in dates on your calendar, evenings on which you won't want to be anywhere but in front of a television. 

And which teams will spend the most time on national broadcasts? 

Below, you can find the answer in visual form, where the size of the bubble in question represents the frequency with which that team will be appearing on screens nationally. As you progress to the right on the following graphic, you'll find the more successful teams from 2013-14, but note the size of the bubbles don't increase in corresponding fashion. 

Let's also take the win-loss factor out of the equation and glance solely at the raw data.

In the following chart, you can look at the distribution of nationally televised games for the entire league: 

As Matt Moore breaks down for CBS Sports, it's the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder with the most games on national TV, boasting 32 apiece. Then there are outliers, like the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies, whose appearances on nationwide broadcasts don't really correlate with their success on the court. 

National TV Appearances
TeamNumber of Appearances
Atlanta Hawks4
Boston Celtics4
Brooklyn Nets10
Charlotte Hornets7
Chicago Bulls30
Cleveland Cavaliers29
Dallas Mavericks18
Denver Nuggets12
Detroit Pistons3
Golden State Warriors25
TeamNumber of Appearances
Houston Rockets25
Indiana Pacers8
Los Angeles Clippers32
Los Angeles Lakers28
Memphis Grizzlies9
Miami Heat20
Milwaukee Bucks2
Minnesota Timberwolves4
New Orleans Pelicans10
New York Knicks23
TeamNumber of Appearances
Oklahoma City Thunder32
Orlando Magic2
Philadelphia 76ers2
Phoenix Suns17
Portland Trail Blazers23
Sacramento Kings7
San Antonio Spurs25
Toronto Raptors9
Utah Jazz3
Washington Wizards15

What surprises you most? Who are you most excited to watch next season? 


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