The length of the NBA preseason will likely be shortened under the new CBA.

“There’s a lot of talk from the player side about doing more to keep players healthy,” a source said. “There are things that can be done to make it so a greater percentage of games played involves the best players at their healthiest, and that’s been a goal for everybody.”

Silver hinted in 2015 that the NBA would explore reducing the preseason as a mean of starting the regular season earlier and also make the schedule include fewer back-to-backs.