This is more of a discussion starter.
Coach Pop is known for resting players during the regular season. These are usually done on series of back to back games or 3+ games/week often due to short time NBA schedulers allow to travel between games.
Since in division or in conference games are often played between teams more than once, why not schedule those same opponent twice on those back to back nights?
This helps cut out the travel time for the visiting team.The owners still get their desired number of games played during the regular season . It may make it easier for NBA schedulers too.