One of the major issues people have with the NBA Playoffs format is how stacked the Western Conference is compared to the East. The 9th, 10th and even the 11th seeded teams in the West could make the playoffs as a low-to-mid seed in the East.  It has bothered many NBA fans and commissioner Adam Silver may have a fix for it.

According to Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News, the league is considering changing the playoff format to 16 teams instead of eight per conference.

"Commish Adam Silver just told Spurs broadcasters NBA 'might move' on playoff format to go to top 16 teams, instead of eight per conference," Monroe writes.

This could pay off huge for the overall competition of the NBA Playoffs.

It's very noticeable that the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers have an easier route to get to the Finals than a team like the San Antonio Spurs or Oklahoma City Thunder do. Heck, some even consider the Western Conference Finals the true NBA Finals.

If the playoff format were to happen, this is what the seeding would look like as of right now:

  1. San Antonio Spurs

  2. Oklahoma City Thunder

  3. Los Angeles Clippers

  4. Miami Heat

  5. Indiana Pacers

  6. Houston Rockets

  7. Portland Trail Blazers

  8. Golden State Warriors

  9. Dallas Mavericks

  10. Chicago Bulls

  11. Memphis Grizzlies

  12. Phoenix Suns

  13. Toronto Raptors

  14. Brooklyn Nets

  15. Washington Wizards

  16. Charlotte Bobcats

Now that looks a hell of a lot better than what the standings do now.

The only major question is how the league will be able to organize this format to make it as a fair as possible.


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