Sources: NBA, players plan to form wearables committee as part of new CBA
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As part of the tentative new collective bargaining agreement, ESPN sources indicate there are plans to form a wearables committee staffed by league officials and players' union representatives who will manage and regulate the use of biometrics and biometric data of players. In what has become a hot-button issue, the NBA has seen a rise in star players being rested for regular-season games. On Wednesday night, a barrage of big names, including LeBron James, Kevin Love, DeMarcus Cousins, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kyrie Irving, did not play in scheduled games to rest. So far this season, Blake Griffin, John Wall, Joel Embiid and others have sat at least one game as a healthy scratch. The data devices could be used to manage those workloads and track exertion levels more precisely. Bloomberg first reported the forming of the advisory committee. In April, ESPN.com reported that the ...
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