The NBA reaches a new 7-year deal with NBPA and introduces in-season tournament game

2023-04-01T09:27:25+00:00 2023-04-01T09:27:25+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

01/Apr/23 09:27

The NBA will reportedly have an in-season tournament starting from the 2023-24 season

By Eurohoops team/

The NBA officially announced a new 7-year agreement deal with the NBPA, as the following states: “The NBA and National Basketball Players Association have reached a tentative agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, pending ratification by players and team governors. Specific details will be made available once a term sheet is finalized”.

An in-season tournament could come with the 2023-24 season, with “pool-play games baked into the regular-season schedule starting in November, with eight teams advancing to a single-elimination tournament in December. The Final Four will be held at a neutral site, with Las Vegas prominent in the discussion”, as reported by ESPN. Winning players and coaches will earn additional prize money, also.

Moreover, as reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, a second salary cap apron of $17.5 million over the tax line has been implemented, and the highest-spending teams will no longer have access to the taxpayer mid-level in free agency.

Finally, the NBA is tying eligibility for postseason awards such as All-NBA teams and MVP to a mandatory 65 games played, in order to reduce the load management and missing games by star players during the Regular Season.

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