Adam Silver: “NBA Won’t Change Playoff Structure”

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Adam Silver: “NBA Won’t Change Playoff Structure”


For 19 straight seasons, the Western Conference has had more players on All-NBA Teams than the Eastern Conference. This trend will continue more than likely.

The NBA has a parity problem. The West gets stronger and stronger, and the East gets weaker and weaker. This isn’t just a feeling, it is a fact.

This offseason All-Stars Paul George, Paul Millsap and Jimmy Butler went West, making the conferences even more uneven.

Last season the Western Conference had three 55+ wins teams or more wins, the Eastern Conference number one seeded Celtics had 53, which would have been the No. 4 seed in the West.

Should the NBA get rid of its conferences and just let the best 16 teams compete in the playoffs?

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said that there are no plans to make any changes to playoff seeding. Via ESPN’s :


NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that despite more stars heading to the West and power imbalance, the NBA won’t make changes to the conferences or playoff structure. Silver said NBA examined the process two years ago and opted not to make changes. Silver admits NBA could revisit issue but it is “not on the agenda right now.”


It will maybe take another two to five Western dominated seasons for the NBA to really discuss about a solution.


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