Appearing on Zach Lowe's podcast recorded at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Daryl Morey stated that there should be a play-in tournament to get into the playoffs.
"I strongly support it," said Morey. "The thing I strongly support is the conceptual [idea that Adam Silver proposed]...it's better when there are tiers in the playoffs, like clear tiers."
Morey added that he also supports teams getting byes in the playoffs to make getting a higher seed more meaningful.
"I absolutely support byes...we should not make sacred the seeds past 5...why is there a sanctity around the 8th seed getting screwed by a play-in tournament? Who cares?"
Lowe added that he thinks a play-in tournament could be in place before 2025.