The NBA is temporarily shelving its plan for monumental alterations to the NBA calendar for the 2021-22 season.
The league has informed teams that it will no longer hold a vote at the Board of Governors meeting in April in regards to implementing the changes, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Several tweaks had been proposed, including an in-season, soccer-style tournament. However, the league intends to continue studying the proposals and provide an update for team owners in April instead, Wojnarowski adds.
Other ideas put forward by the NBA include a postseason play-in tournament for the final two playoff seeds in each conference, plus a reseeding of the final four teams in the postseason that would theoretically abandon the East-West split at the semifinal stage. Earlier in January, however, the latter was reported to be under serious reconsideration, and it now appears travel concerns are a roadblock in a reseeding of the postseason's final four teams, according to Wojnarowski.
The implementation of the potential changes for the 2021-22 season - the league's 75th anniversary - has not been entirely ruled out, sources told Wojnarowski.