The NBA In-Season Tournament is full of new things for players and fans.
While the tournament does bring a breath of fresh air to the regular season, there are a few things that could need polishing over the years.
One of the major criticisms of the NBA In-Season Tournament is the poor court design for some teams.
Using bigger and bolder colors may make the court stand out for fans, but it certainly has an adverse impact on the players.
Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen believes it feels pungent to play on such courts, as he revealed his thoughts via Evan Dammarell on Twitter.
I asked #Cavs' big man Jarrett Allen if he had sentiments similar to Max Strus on the In-Season Tournament courts.
Allen said that he appreciates the NBA doing something different but that the bigger, bolder colors are "pungent" to play on.
— Evan Dammarell (@AmNotEvan) November 24, 2023
Previously, Jarrett Allen’s teammate Max Strus also shared his thoughts on the awful In-Season Tournament courts.
Strus repeatedly named the Indiana Pacers’ court as the worst and even urged the NBA to simply get rid of these new court designs if the league wants the tournament to be a success.
While Strus’ comments were a tad bit too extreme, Allen loved the idea of the NBA trying out something different.
But at the end of the day, Allen doesn’t really like the new bigger, bolder colors on NBA In-Season Tournament courts.
As of now, not many players have complained about the court designs.
But if big-name superstars such as LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant start sharing their two cents about the same, the league may actually give a thought to toning down the color schemes of the NBA In-Season Tournament court designs for each organization.