At this point, it’s fair to call the NBA’s play-in tournament experiment a monumental success.
Despite the difficulties of some players, the play-in has attracted a lot of fan interest and the upcoming matchups are attracting everyone’s attention.
But did you know that another tournament-style event could be added to the NBA schedule? According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, league executives could choose to add a mid-season tournament once the situation has returned to normal.
“I think the play-in tournament will be there in the future. And I think you will hear more talk about a mid-season tournament. But I think that’s when we leave this shortened season and go back to a normal one 82-game schedule that is on a regular NBA calendar. “
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A big problem with the mid-season tournament is how little support it would get from the players. Not only would it add more games and tear their bodies apart further, but it would be difficult for the league to provide any real incentive for anyone to take it seriously.
If the season returns with 82 games and the play-in stays, adding another tournament might be a little too much.
But we see how successful these tournament style events can be and if the NBA can compromise, but with their players, it might be possible for them to do so.
Anyway, Adam Silver apparently has big plans for the future of the NBA.