From NBC Sports’ Pro Basketball Talk Blog, Kurt Helin writes:
For a lot of NBA players, sleep is something they fit in around everything else. Especially younger players. They tend to stay up late, get a few hours sleep, go through practice/shoot around, get an afternoon nap then be ready for the game (or whatever is on tap) that night.
By the time that guys are in the league a while, you hear them talk about altering their schedules to make sure they are getting enough sleep because they see it impacts their performance on the court.
Now the Dallas Mavericks are trying to quantify that improvement…