We have known for quite a while now that the Detroit Pistons will not be in the NBA Playoffs this season.
Well, it may be time to pump the brakes a bit on that conclusion as a proposed scenario actually would keep the Pistons alive, at least for a while.
According to reports, one of four scenarios being considered by the NBA includes all 30 teams in the league playing out a 72-game season and then being part of a play-in tournament for the NBA Playoffs.
►16 teams: This would end the regular season and take the eight teams from each conference in the traditional format and begin with the playoffs.
►20 teams: This would include group or stage play and could be similar to international competitions before culminating in a playoff format.