NBA To Vote On In-Season Tournament For 2022


Industry reports have confirmed that the NBA and NBA Players Association are strongly considering a new early-season tournament that would include million-dollar per-player prizes for the winning team. 

Thought to be sparked by the success of the Play-In Tournament, the new In-Season Tournament would take place in December, and feature eight teams that come out on top in a points system determined from pool play. 

The week-long 8-team tournament would then take place before Christmas, with the winning team taking a purse of $1M per player. 

An additional report cites "multiple league sources", and suggests that the pool play would be comprised of regular-season games that take place on Tuesday and Friday nights, and that the regular-season would be reduced to 78 games, allowing for the one-week tournament for the final eight teams. 

The semi-finals and finals, according to this report, would take place at a neutral location, possibly Las Vegas. 

It's hoped that the new tournament would begin in 2022. The players union will vote on the idea later this season.

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