NBA reveals big potential changes in the works

New York, New York - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed the league was exploring some big changes to the rules on All-NBA team selections – and not only.

Players are introduced prior to Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics.
Players are introduced prior to Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics.  © EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

The NBA's tactical transformation since the implementation of the defensive three-second rule has led to a recruiting push for skill over true size, which makes for a more fluid style of basketball.

Meanwhile, Joel Embiid has finished second in MVP voting but has missed out on All-NBA First Team selection, due to both being centers.

In his annual news conference before the start of the NBA Finals, Silver said the league was looking at adapting to transforming circumstances.

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"I think we're a league that has moved increasingly towards positionless basketball," Silver said Thursday in San Francisco, in his annual press conference at the start of the NBA Finals. "The current system may result in some inequities just based on the happenstance of what your position is."

"It's something that we will discuss with the players' association because it has an impact on incentives in players' contracts."

The NBA allowed 100 media members to vote for Jokic or Embiid as forwards, but that didn't fix the issue given neither could be considered as such in the traditional sense.

Silver also said he was open to changing the season schedule if it meant fewer injuries to players.

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