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During his annual All-Star Weekend media availability, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was questioned about the possibility of separating NBA awards from Designated Player (Super Max) contracts.

This inquiry arose in the context of some players expressing discontent with the new 65-game rule for eligibility for certain NBA awards.

Silver expressed uncertainty about whether it is time to unlink awards from contracts, indicating that this is a topic that needs discussion with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).

While Silver noted an increase in games played and a decrease in injuries this season, he stopped short of attributing it directly to the 65-game rule, referring to it as an interesting data point.