The NBA In-Season Tournament (IST) debuts this season as an annual competition for all 30 teams.

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The NBA In-Season Tournament for 2023-2024 is an inaugural tournament that will take place during the regular NBA season. It has two stages: Group Play and Knockout Rounds.

It will start on Friday, Nov. 3 and end with the Championship on Saturday, Dec. 9.

Both events will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

All 30 teams are randomly sorted into groups of five within their conference based on their win-loss records from the 2022-23 season. They will play one game against each group member on 'Tournament Nights.'

They occur every Tuesday and Friday from Nov. 3-28, except for Election Day on Nov. 7.

Eight teams advance: the best team from each of the six groups and two 'wild cards' (teams with the best Group Play records that finished second in their groups).

It consists of single-elimination games: Quarterfinals in team markets, followed by Semifinals and Championship in Las Vegas.

All games count towards the regular-season standings, except the Championship.

Teams are sorted into pots based on their 2022-23 regular season records. A random drawing then determines the groups.

Ties are broken using the following sequence: head-to-head record in Group Play, point differential, total points scored, 2022-23 regular-season record, and finally, a random drawing.

The Championship does not count as a Regular Season game.

On days when In-Season Tournament games aren't scheduled, these teams will play two regular-season games, determined by a formulaic approach.

Players on the Championship-winning team get $500,000 each; Championship losers get $200,000; Semifinals losers get $100,000; and Quarterfinals losers get $50,000.

Yes, the NBA will name the Most Valuable Player of the tournament and the All-Tournament Team, based on player performance in both stages.