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NBA Proposes Serious Rules Changes for 2020-21 Season

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A reduced schedule, an in-season tournament, and playoffs play-ins highlight the alterations.

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The NBA has proposed significant rule changes for the 2021-22 season. These include reducing the regular season schedule to 78 games, adding an in-season tournament with a million-dollar prize per player to the winners, play-in tournaments for lower NBA playoffs seeds, and reseeding the final four teams in the playoffs each year based on record. Shams Charania of The Athletic released the details:

Charania elaborates on the in-season tournament:

What say you? Good ideas, bad ideas, or is the NBA attempting to solve problems that don’t exist?