During a conference call including NBA commissioner Adam Silver and the league's 30 general managers, 75% of executives voted for a play-in tournament to help determine the final playoff seeds, sources told Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer.
The other 25% voted in favor of a reported World Cup-style group stage that would replace the remainder of the regular season and the first round of the playoffs, O'Connor adds.
Teams that were occupying higher seeds when the season was suspended March 11 - including the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks - are reportedly the most in favor of the play-in tournament proposal.
Fifteen general managers reportedly voted to forgo the remainder of the regular season and move directly into the playoffs when play eventually resumes. However, the league hasn't set a return date.
More than half of the executives voted in favor of reseeding playoffs teams from first to 16th before the postseason begins. They also unanimously agreed to expand the size of playoff rosters, O'Connor reports.
Silver will discuss during a conference call Friday further details pertaining to restarting the season, though no final decisions are reportedly expected to be made at that time.