AP -- Practice time is something that will be in short supply around the NBA this season; teams are basically playing every other day, and that — along with travel and mandated days off — realistically leaves time for no more than two practices per week.

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Given that teams also had fewer preseason games than usual along with shorter training camps, there just hasn't been as much time to teach and ease into a year as most coaches would like. And the hectic pace is pretty much going to last all year.

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