The NBA is constantly searching for ways to improve the product. Some of what they discuss gets implemented; much of it gets left on the cutting room floor.
Currently, the league is seeking ways to make the season more meaningful, and increase regular season TV ratings. One of the options on the table? A midseason tournament.
Yep. You read that right. Now, for fans of the major sports in America, that may seem like a crazy concept. Yet for fans of soccer, it’s a familiar one.
The NBA has reportedly been discussing this for a few days, but on Monday news broke that they will seek heavy compensation in order to incentive teams.