Adam Silver appears willing to entertain a change to the NBA's playoff structure.
The top eight teams from each conference currently make the playoffs regardless of record.
"Ultimately we want to see your best teams in the playoffs," said Silver. "And there is an unbalance and a certain unfairness. There is a proposal where the division winners would all automatically go into the playoffs and then you’d seed the next 10 best teams. I think that’s the kind of proposal we need to look at. (...) I do think it’s an area where we need to make a change."
Several teams in the Western Conference this season will miss out on the playoffs despite having a better record than teams in the Eastern Conference that qualify.