The first NBA In-Season Tournament will be played in the upcoming season.
The American league has decided to create a mid-season trophy, borrowing the idea from the Final Eights of national cups played in Europe.
The event will be officially unveiled Saturday but some interesting details emerge. It will be a Final Four: It is unclear whether the top two from Eastern and Western Conference will face each other, or whether there will be other earlier qualifying matches. In any case, the final event will be held in Las Vegas with semifinals on December 7 and the final on the 9th. The statistics accumulated in these matches, with the exception of the final, will be added to those of the regular season, he pointed out Adrian Wojnarowski.
ESPN Sources: The NBA’s new In-Season Tournament Final Four is set for December 7 and 9 in Las Vegas. Statistics will count for the league’s regular season, except for the championship game of the event.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2023
From the various threads on social media there is a certain coldness on the part of the American public about this trophy, which in the NBA’s intentions is meant to make the first part of the regular season more interesting.