Twitter became a forum for debate about the schedule's role even before Rose and Shumpert were in their hospital rooms. Former player and ESPN analyst Jalen Rose listed some players that had gone down, putting the blame on the schedule.
For some injuries, it may have been. Just not the two from Saturday.
"There really is no evidence of that, in any athlete, that wear and tear, like gradual wearing away of the ACL, is an issue in terms of the injury," Altchek said.
AP Sports Writers Andrew Seligman in Chicago and Tim Reynolds in Miami contributed to this report.
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