NBA discussing in-season tournament with $1 million-per-player prize pool, per report

In recent years, we have seen a number of changes in the NBA’s schedule. Some of these were temporary changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, while others, such as the gaming tournament, are permanent additions. Looking ahead, there may be more events in the coming years.

The league’s competition committee met on Monday to discuss a range of topics during its annual offseason. Among them – a potential seasonal tournament with a prize pool of $ 1 million per player, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic

Further details are scarce at this point and there is currently no timetable for when this particular iteration of the idea might be implemented. The general concept of an intraseasonal tournament has been discussed for several years, but has not been finalized.

Earlier this year, This was reported by ESPN’s Adrian Voinarovski what Nba Commissioner Adam Silver hoped that the success of the rally could spark more interest in seasonal competitions that would be based on the models used by European football leagues. Before such an event can be implemented, both the players’ union and at least two-thirds of the league teams will have to come to an agreement. Currently, according to Voinarovski, both sides remain concerned.

This summer, the WNBA made its debut in a seasonal competition called the Commissioner’s Cup, which largely failed as an initiative. To avoid the inclusion of extra games in the schedule, the league played some of the regular season cup games, and after the first half of the season, the two teams with the best cup games met in the championship. This confused fans and players alike, many of whom didn’t understand the format and didn’t seem to care.

Figuring out the logistics and format will be primarily for the NBA as they try to move forward in seasonal competition, but the biggest challenge will be the same as before the WNBA. How do you make this important not only for paying customers, but also for the players and teams that will be involved?

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