The NBA wants to give us more games and it appears the league wants to give the players some more money. The league wants an in-season tournament and now it appears they figured out a way to get the players motivated for it.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the league’s Competition Committee discussed the tournament idea on a call Monday. The proposed idea would include $1 million in prize money for each player on the winning team.
The league has long floated the idea of an in-season tournament, similar to what the WNBA did this season with their Commissioner Cup, to break up the regular season a bit and give every team a chance of winning some sort of trophy aside from the NBA title. Since it makes dollars, expect this to happen sooner than later.