My suggestion for the umpteenth straight year: Drop to 76 games and guarantee seven playoff spots in each conference. Start the season 10 days early (in mid-October), end it in early April after Game 76, then have your 16 non-playoff teams battle for the last two seeds in a single-elimination Entertaining As Hell tournament as the playoff teams rest. Oh, and if you miss any of the softened 76-game schedule for “rest”? You don’t get paid for that game. Thank you and please drive through.