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NBA Schedule Release: 5 Teams on National TV Way Too Much

NBA Schedule Release: 5 Teams on National TV Way Too Much

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The 2014-15 NBA schedule was released on Wednesday, and there are a few teams that are featured too much on national television. Of course, fans want to see big-name players like Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant, but both of their respective teams will not be very entertaining next season. With that in mind, let's take a look at the five teams on national television (not counting NBATV) way too much following the NBA schedule release.

5. Denver Nuggets

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5. Denver Nuggets

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The Denver Nuggets are set to play five games on national television, a number that seems high for a team that only mustered 36 wins last season. Although Denver boasts the likes of Kenneth Faried and Ty Lawson, concerns over management will once again complicate the Nuggets’ hopes of competing for a playoff spot.

4. Sacramento Kings

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4. Sacramento Kings

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The Sacramento Kings will be televised nationally three times. Sacramento, who won 28 games last season, recently lost Isaiah Thomas to the Phoenix Suns. Unless head coach Michael Malone can get his team to play with selflessness and defensive intensity, his team will once again be amongst the worst teams in the NBA.

3. Los Angeles Lakers

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3. Los Angeles Lakers

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The Los Angeles Lakers will be nationally televised 20 times this season. With Kobe Bryant playing in one of his last few seasons, this will be the last time fans get to watch one of the greatest shooting guards of all time. Despite Bryant's return, the Lakers will be one of the worst teams in the league.

2. New York Knicks

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2. New York Knicks

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The New York Knicks are slated to have 16 games televised. Of course, fans will want to see Carmelo Anthony, but other than the Knicks' superstar, the team is not very respectable. With Phil Jackson taking over, New York has a bright future, but the rebuild will be a long process.

1. Indiana Pacers

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1. Indiana Pacers

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The Indiana Pacers come in at number one on this list, as the team is scheduled on national television five times. With Paul George out for the season and Lance Stephenson headed to play for the Charlotte Hornets, the Pacers will not be very entertaining. The Pacers began to implode after last year’s All-Star break, and this year’s struggles will be even worse.

Nicholas Sciria is a San Antonio Spurs writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Nick_Sciria, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.