If you are an NBA fan who has played in tournaments the last two seasons, you will be happy to hear that the NBA will execute it.
Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Friday that the NBA and the Players Association agreed to once again host the entry tournament as part of the 2021-22 season. A vote by the league’s Board of Governors is expected to be a formality.
This is not a surprise, as the league had made maintaining the entry tournament a key priority.
The entry tournament was first instituted during the 2019-20 season as a means of leveling the playing field after the campaign was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NBA and the NBPA then decided to keep him in place for the 2020-21 season as well.
The play-in tournament received mixed reviews last season, with fans and the league on one side and players on the other.
Fans enjoyed the addition of more meaningful games, and the NBA was fine adding more major games on television for more ratings. Expect the NBA to push for it to continue even beyond next season’s deal.