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I think "The Today Show" moving the needle for NBA watchers is a bit overrated. If the league refuses to limit the 82 game schedule, here we are.

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Amen.

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Jan 23·edited Jan 23

I have to hold that the NBA sees the obvious solution (if I see it, how do they not):

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*Expand by 4 teams (the talent pool is there to do it), collecting expansion fees to help offset the reduced per-game revenue.

*Have each team play home & away games against every other team. A 66 game regular season.

*Have an in-season tournament around the holidays. A minimum of 4, max of 8 games for teams.

*Playoffs stay as-is.

*Do away with the formal eligibility requirements.

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Sometimes I wish there were a LeBron Award and a Spoelstra Award that were given to the player and coach who we all know are the best in the league, even if they didn’t necessarily have the most impressive or full season for whatever reason.

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Some commentators have suggested that that the DNP rules were implemented, not to solve the problem, but to demonstrate to the networks that they are trying to solve the problem. But if so, the NBA must think that the network folks are stupid, or that they don’t read the commentators.

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