This may be bubbling up because of a lot of players foregoing the Olympics due to health concerns. I haven’t read or heard anything about the potential of shortening the season, but will look into it.
Next season is probably going to be one of the most interesting ones in awhile. Just getting LBJ out of the Eastern Conference was a huge win for the NBA, and last season was much more fun to watch especially in the playoffs. Last season was one of the most balanced ones in awhile, and even though it looked like GSW would win in the lead up, injuries were in fact the great equalizer.
I also disagree with the take the playoffs should be shorter. The worst thing in the playoffs was the 232 format of the finals. Once they got rid of that, I’m happy.