After a successful NBA restart that included a new play-in game for the last spot in the Western Conference playoffs, the league wants to keep that format going forward.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver reportedly wants to make the play-in a permanent part of the NBA schedule, even in the possible condensed upcoming season.
Per Shams Charania:
The NBA is targeting Dec. 22 for the start of the 2020-2021 season and a possible 72-game schedule that would allow the season to finish before the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
The league is also considering a two-week break at the halfway point of the proposed 72-game schedule, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.