The National Hockey League Players' Association approved a plan for on 24-team playoff format for a potential restart. Teams seeded 1-4 in each conference would get 1st round byes while seeds 5-12 would play series to get to 8 in each conference. Could this work for NBA? Jason Smith and Mike Harmon say yes on a lot of levels and if the NBA adopted the NHL plan, here are the matchups:
- Pacers-Knicks (Knicks! YES!)
- Mavericks-Pelicans (Mark Cuban will complain)
If the NHL goes through with this, expect other leagues to follow suit.