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Has the NBA In-Season Tournament been a success?

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Viva Las Vegas. The NBA In-Season Tournament semifinals have arrived.

The Athletic’s Sam Amick joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Thursday morning live from Las Vegas to share his thoughts on how the first-ever NBA In-Season Tournament has gone thus far, contemplated some future changes that could be made to the format, and much more.

Plus: Can we expect the Sacramento Kings to make a big move before the trade deadline?

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NBA In-Season Tournament Topics Discussed

  • Sam is in Las Vegas for the NBA In-Season Tournament
  • “The freshness of it is hitting everybody… It’s strange and odd, but in a good way.”
  • Amick says that he’s surprised that players are so motivated by the $500,000 prize
  • Should the NBA look to make the In-Season Tournament longer?
  • Sam says “tweaks are definitely coming” to the format
  • Could there be a change in venue for the IST?
  • Miami is a possibility outside of Las Vegas
  • Does LeBron James want to win the tournament?
  • Sam thinks that the 2:00 PM PST Pacers vs. Bucks game will struggle to bring in strong ratings
  • Why is the NBA making the timing so early (2:00 PM PST and 5:00 PM PST tip-offs)
  • Have the Los Angeles Clippers figured things out?
  • Is it shaping up to be an active NBA trade deadline?
  • Should the Sacramento Kings make a swing-for-the-fence type move?
  • What is the Kings’ best draft asset?

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