The NBA is discussing a $1 million-per-player purse for the winners of the proposed 30-team in-season tournament, league sources said. 

The league is hopeful that an additional financial incentive would motivate players to treat a new tournament with a competitive fervor.

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The NBA wants an in-season tournament that would begin with pool play as part of the regular-season schedule before the teams with the best records advance to an eight-team, single-elimination tournament that would culminate in mid-December, league sources said.

In order for the in-season tournament to come to fruition, two-third of the NBA teams and NBPA must agree to the changes. According to ESPN, NBA commissioner Adam Silver hopes everything will be in place for the 2021-22 season.

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