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Posted on: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

NBA: Stern will discuss issue of resting players


By BRIAN MAHONEY
AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK David Stern says the issue of players resting at the end of the regular season will be discussed among NBA executives, though he doesn't see anything coming of it.

The commissioner says he is "troubled by it, because it would be our preference that healthy players play," but says the decision is one that has always been left up to the teams.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have not played LeBron James since clinching the NBA's best record.

Stern added Wednesday during a conference call that he will talk to the Chicago Bulls' representative to the board of governors to get a better idea of what happened between coach Vinny Del Negro and vice president John Paxson. Yahoo! Sports reported there was an altercation between the two.