Analyzing the 2016-2017 NBA Schedule for Fantasy Basketball


There are two kinds of people who get excited when the NBA schedule gets released.

Those with a glimmer of hope that their small market team gets to play on Christmas day and those who want a schedule analysis so detailed, that it tells them the whereabouts of every player, on every day, in hopes that it'll improve their chances of finding the next big sleeper pick who will lead them to fantasy basketball glory.

Some may thing that's stalking, but I'm happy to meet you somewhere in the middle.

We've broken down the schedule to identify the rest days (full days in between games) for each team, and then we decided to present it in a nice little table below (because who doesn't like a well-formatted table?).

For those familiar with our advanced NBA schedule grid, it has been updated for the 2016-2017 NBA season. You can view it here.

NBA Schedule Rest Day Summary

How many full days each team has between games in the 2016-2017 NBA season.

Team Zero Days (B2B) One Day Two Day Three Days Four Days +
  Atlanta Hawks 18 48 12 2 2
  Boston Celtics 17 48 13 2 2
  Brooklyn Nets 14 55 9 2 2
  Charlotte Hornets 16 50 13 1 2
  Chicago Bulls 17 50 11 1 3
  Cleveland Cavaliers 18 45 16 0 3
  Dallas Mavericks 15 54 9 1 3
  Denver Nuggets 17 49 12 1 3
  Detroit Pistons 17 50 11 0 4
  Golden State Warriors 17 47 14 2 2
  Houston Rockets 16 51 10 3 2
  Indiana Pacers 17 53 4 5 3
  Los Angeles Clippers 18 48 11 3 2
  Los Angeles Lakers 16 52 10 1 3
  Memphis Grizzlies 17 49 12 2 2
  Miami Heat 15 53 10 2 2
  Milwaukee Bucks 18 51 5 6 2
  Minnesota Timberwolves 14 54 11 1 2
  New Orleans Pelicans 17 46 17 0 2
  New York Knicks 15 51 12 2 2
  Oklahoma City Thunder 15 56 5 3 3
  Orlando Magic 15 52 11 2 2
  Philadelphia 76ers 17 48 14 1 2
  Phoenix Suns 14 55 10 1 2
  Portland Trail Blazers 15 51 12 2 2
  Sacramento Kings 18 47 13 1 3
  San Antonio Spurs 15 52 11 2 2
  Toronto Raptors 17 49 12 2 2
  Utah Jazz 17 50 9 4 2
  Washington Wizards 16 51 11 2 2

Advanced Schedule Grid

Our advanced NBA schedule grid has also been updated for the 2016-2017 season. If you haven't used it before (shame on you), you can use it to filter which teams play on a selected days, for every day of the 2016-2017 NBA season. You can find it here.

Source: hashtagbasketball.com
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