Cohen 8-Ball: Problem & Solution
It’s been faintly mentioned before, but this strategy would repair the problem. It’s very simple, too. The top seven teams from each conference advance to the playoffs and the final slot is decided off a single-elimination tournament. So basically, the 16 teams that didn’t automatically qualify get one last chance to earn a trip to the postseason. In each round, the team with the better record gets the home-court advantage and the tournament emerges without any skipped days to avoid a dragged-out process.