Retired NBA player Jason Terry proposed an alternative format before the playoffs, if the league resumes the season.
Terry suggested all 30 teams would benefit from a ‘mini-exhibition’ before the playoffs begin.
“For safety measures for the players, and their physical wellbeing, they probably need to finish out the season in some format of like a 10 game, 8-10 game finish to the regular season and then fall into playoffs.
As we’ve seen, though the top six or seven seeds were kind of solidified, that eighth spot, there was three or four teams — New Orleans, Memphis, even Portland was fighting and battling back for that eighth spot.
But for those other teams, the conditioning, the soreness and the aches and pains of not playing competitive basketball for two, maybe even three months, they’re going to need — and I hate to say exhibition — but like a 10 game or mini-exhibition season before playoffs ratchets it up,” the 19-year NBA veteran said, per The Dallas Morning News.
The NBA has suspended the season for at least 30 days, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.