College football has already altered its philosophy on postseason play—could the NBA be next?

Commissioner Adam Silver thinks the issue is worth a look. Silver explained one potential change to Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area, answering a question from Facebook during Wednesday's game between the Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks. 

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"There is a proposal (from one of the broadcasters),” Silver said, “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.”

It’s about putting the best teams in the playoffs for Silver. Nine Western Conference teams are above .500 currently, compared to just six in the Eastern Conference.

“Ultimately, we want to see your best teams in the playoffs,” he said. “And there is an unbalance and a certain unfairness.


Feb. 1 marked Silver’s first anniversary as NBA commissioner.

After spending one year accessing issues as the commissioner, Silver could be ready to start taking more action.

"It’s something I’m going to look at closely with the competition committee,” he said. “I do think it’s an area where we need to make a change.”