Eliminating stretches of four games in five days and 18 games in 30 days.
Reduction of five games in seven nights to just 40 instances across (1.3 per team), down from last year when it was on the schedule 90 times (three per team).
Reduction in number of back-to-backs to 14.9 per team, down from 16.3 per team. In all, 40 back-to-backs have been eliminated from last season.
Reduction of single-game road trips by 17 percent.
Reduction in single-game road trips over 2,000 miles by 67 percent; there are only 11 of them on schedule.