Sunday, March 2, 2014
Should the NBA Playoffs Change?
While I think that the NBA playoffs are currently too long and that the format needs to be changed, I think that the single round elimination idea is a stretch. The NBA is not like the NFL. In the NFL, teams need an entire week to prepare to play a professional game. In the NBA, however, teams only need a minimum of 2 days to prepare for a game. One game does not determine how good an NBA team is over the long run. NBA teams need to play a series to prove that one game was not a fluke win. It would be too sudden for NBA teams to be eliminated in just one game.
The NBA playoffs will be shortened if the league eliminates 4 postseason games. Since the NBA should take them away from the first two rounds, teams should become more competitive knowing that they will not have as many opportunities to win the series. We will see if the NBA changes its playoff system in the future.