As if this year wasn’t already a little different for the NBA having a quick turnaround for the season due to COVID-19, the playoffs are going to be a little different this year as well. Instead of the top teams making the playoffs, not only will those teams make the playoffs but also lower-ranked teams will be able to play for an opportunity to make the postseason by a play-in tournament. In a recent interview, Golden State Warriors All-Star Steph Curry shares his opinion of the play-in tournament.
Curry Doesn’t See An Issue With the Play-In Tournament
If you didn’t know, the league changed the format of the 2020-21 NBA season in order to combat the shortened year due to COVID-19. Instead of the usual 82 game schedule, the league responded to the impact from the Orlando bubble from last year’s season and condensed this year’s season to only 72 games. This year, the 7th seed through 10th seeded teams will face off against each other in a play-in tournament and the top two teams from that will earn a spot in the playoffs.