The NBA is currently in a transition as the offseason goes on and we prepare for the next season.
There are many things to decide upon in the weeks and months ahead.
And some of these choices could radically change how the game is played.
Among prime topics expected at today's NBA Board of Governors session in Vegas: The league's push for an in-season, soccer-style tournament as soon as 2023-24 and the payroll disparity debate stemming from Golden State's $346 million spend last season on salary and luxury tax.
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 12, 2022
Right now the NBA Board of Governors is meeting in Las Vegas as the Summer League rolls on.
Some of the topics being discussed, debated, and decided upon include an in-season, soccer-style tournament as soon as the 2023-24 season.
They will also discuss the payroll disparity that is stemming from the Warriors’ $346 million spending last season on both salary and luxury taxes.
There is a lot on the Board’s plate – and they have made a huge decision already.
The Board Meeting
The idea of the NBA having a mid-season tournament has been tossed around for a while now with both sides being very divided about if it’s a good idea or not.
Some people think it will add an extra layer of excitement to the league in the middle of the season.
Others think the idea is overkill and unneeded.
The Board will have to decide if they want to pursue this concept or keep the season the way that is now.
They just voted to permanently implement the play-in tournament that has been a part of the league for the last few seasons.
The play-in was actually voted on season-by-season but now it’s a mainstay thanks to the Board of Governors.
That’s a pretty big change in and of itself so one wonders if the Board is willing to make even more substantial alterations to the season.