The NBA finally released their full schedule for next season, which means fans can actually start making plans for the biggest matchups of the season. It also means we know exactly when superstar players will be returning to thier old teams and when we'll see the marquee teams square off. Of course, the Lakers and Clippers dominate the national TV schedule this year, but it's worth noting that the New Orleans Pelicans have 30, yes 30, national TV games this year. The Zion effect is very real.
With so much talent spread out across the league this year, the regular season will be more interesting than ever, and should lead to plenty of nights where league pass is must-see TV. Also of note, it looks like the NBA is feeling for the East Coast, with the majority of naitonal TV doubleheaders starting around 30 minutes earlier than in years past. Of course, with the Lakers and Clippers the biggest draws in the NBA, this goes a long way to make sure East Coast fans can catch more games.
Of course, with the schedule now out, the Complex Sports team had to have some fun and pick out the most anticipated games for the upcoming season. The NBA can't get here soon enough.