Players will be tired. Howard Beck in a series of tweets has more details on the NBA's condensed schedule.
--Every team will have at least one back-to-back-back (three games in three nights) on their schedule, with some having three of them. Last time the NBA had back-to-back-to-back was back in 1999.
--Season will be extended to April 26, about 10 days later than normal, with teams averaging 3.9 games a week, instead of 3.5.
--Teams will play 48 games in-conference (down from 52) and 18 games out-of-conference. All teams won't visit all cities.
--Every second-round playoff series will have a back-to-back, to shorten playoffs.
- Pending agreement, season to open Dec. 25 - NBA.com
New schedule likely to be at same pace as after last lockout - John Schuhmann - NBA.com