A new style of play is introduced to the NBA this season with the adoption of the 24 second shot. Proponents of the shot clock say the game seems stagnant and there are too many low scoring games that are played at too slow a pace. Critics say that this will transform basketball into a running game.
A statistical anomaly appears this season. The Baltimore Bullets went out of business after playing 14 games (going 3-11). The records of these games were removed from the permanent NBA records. These games won't be simulated.
NBA were surprised when George Mikan retired a month before the season started.
This season, instead of playing random games, I will play a team's full season. Like with the NHL I will play the team that is closest to Cleveland. In the 1954-55 NBA that will be the Ft Wayne Pistons.