TorontoRapsFan wrote:The play in isn't the worst idea. Especially if the league shortens the season which is something NBPA has wanted for a long time. The western play in is good. Team10-7 are all fairly close. I'd prefer they played more than single game elimination though. Maybe if only the 8th spot was up for grabs and 7 and 8 played single game, and 9-10 played single game and then a best of 3 for that 8th spot. I know people think what's the point of fighting for the 8th spot for a team that is most likely going to get their as*es handed to them, but there are a lot of teams who need it just to maintain a decent fanbase. Some of you might remember how the Hawks had whole empty sections worth of seats in their playoff games.
Getting embarrassed by a superteam is unlikely to yield more fans. If anything it might make more of them hop on the superteam bandwagon.