It honestly feels like this is all just something for us to talk about as we count the days til the playoffs. There’s no real way to regulate rest. As Richard Jefferson said on The Jump yesterday, they can just list a nagging injury and voila, injury rest. And any rules about special protected or prime time games imbalances the best teams’ schedules from bad ones.
This is super lame IMO. History is important. 70 is important. I’m not ok gaming the system to get there.