Is the new rule that’s good for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander good for the NBA?

Is the new rule that’s good for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander good for the NBA?

The Jenni & Berry Show: Joel Embiid was the front-runner for NBA most valuable player, but he’ll soon be out of the running due to the league’s new minimum-games rule. Good for SGA,but good for the league?

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

| Feb 7, 2024, 11:00am CST

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

Feb 7, 2024, 11:00am CST

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s MVP hopes soar now that Joel Embiid soon will be disqualified by the NBA’s minimum-games rule. 

Requiring players to play in at least 65 games for post-season awards should help prevent players from sitting out in this load-management era, but is that good for the league? We discuss that and lots more on The Jenni & Berry Show.

Episode highlights:

2:35 The load-management rule that protects the NBA’s television partners

3:58: The savvy NBA voters

6:22:Joel Embiid’s star-crossed NBA career

15:58: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s case for MVP

17:55: Nikola Jokic’s case vs. SGA’s

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove

Creative director: Michael Lane

Social media: Bobby Howard

Director of Content: Mike Sherman

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Berry Tramel is a 45-year veteran of Oklahoma journalism, having spent 13 years at the Norman Transcript and 32 years at The Oklahoman. He has been named Oklahoma Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. Born and raised in Norman, Tramel grew up reading four newspapers a day and began his career at age 17. His first assignment was the Lexington-Elmore City high school football game, and he’s enjoyed the journey ever since, having covered NBA Finals and Rose Bowls and everything in between. Tramel and his wife, Tricia, were married in 1980 and live in Norman near their daughter, son-in-law and three granddaughters. Tramel can be reached at 405-760-8080 or at [email protected].

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