引用今天Adam Silver被問及對附加賽賽制的反應時表示他個人是希望長期用附加賽賽制。Silver接受ESPN的Tim Bontemps訪問時表示：「我沒有把日後繼續沿用附加賽賽制當成秘密。我需要說服兩部分人，第一就是那三十支球隊，我覺得大部分球隊都會支持這個賽制的。我明白那些經常在常規賽排名第七，本來可以直接進入季後賽，但是現在卻面臨著被淘汰的風險。那種感受我是懂的。不過與此同時也有部分球隊認為聯盟的投入是有意義有價值的。」
"I haven't made any secret that I want it to be [around long term]. I have two constituencies I need to convince of that. One is the 30 teams, and I think for the most part they've supported it. Again, I understand the sentiment if I were a team—a 7-seed in particular—the notion [that] after a long season, you could potentially play out of the playoffs. I understand those feelings. I think at the same time, the teams recognize the amount of additional interest we've created over the last month of the season plus those play-in games make it worth it."
"Of course, the other constituency is the players. For example, one player, who is on the executive committee of the union, said to me yesterday that he really likes the play-in tournament but he felt it could potentially be a bit unfair. For example, if you were the seventh seed and you were a significant number of games ahead of the 8-seed, the notion that you could somehow lose two games and be out of the playoffs seems unfair."