When the announcement of the 2013-14 NBA schedule, we found out that the Cleveland Cavaliers will be playing in front of a national audience at least nine times next season.
Those nine games include three on ESPN, one on TNT, and five on NBATV.
As you've probably seen by now, the Cavs will open their season by hosting the Brooklyn Nets on Oct. 30th at 7 PM Eastern. And that game will be on NBATV.
The other four NBATV games are:
Dec. 21, 8 PM Eastern at Chicago Bulls
Jan. 12, 6 PM Eastern at Sacramento Kings
March 8, 7:30 PM Eastern vs. New York Knicks
March 16, 9:30 PM Eastern at Los Angeles Clippers
The three games on ESPN are:
Nov. 27, 7:30 PM Eastern vs. Miami Heat
Jan 22. 7:00 PM Eastern vs. Chicago Bulls
Feb. 7, 7:00 PM Eastern at Washington Wizards
The lone game on TNT is:
Jan. 30, 8:00 PM Eastern at New York Knicks.
Truthfully, this is a lot more national TV games than I expected. And keep in mind that NBATV has a Fan Night vote to select the game for most Tuesday nights. The Cavs could end up playing even more games on NBATV if they are a team that people want to see.
What do you think? Too many national TV games? Not enough?