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The NBA sent its general managers a survey Friday that asked them to vote on formats to finish out the regular season and playoffs, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.
One option is to head straight into the postseason based on the league's standings on March 12, Charania reports. However, GMs were also given a "playoffs plus" option, which features an extra play-in round for teams on the cusp.
If general managers opt for "playoffs plus," they're then reportedly asked to choose further details, including how many teams would be involved (18-24), if both the seventh and eighth seeds should be up for grabs in a play-in tournament, and if a group stage should replace the postseason's first round.
The league also inquires whether the playoffs should remain split between the Eastern and Western Conferences or if all teams should be reseeded, Charania adds.
GMs are also reportedly requested to choose between 72 or 76 regular-season games. Teams had played 63-67 contests when the NBA suspended the campaign in March.