This will add to the intrigue of the regular season
NBA executives want to approve a play-in system on a regular basis. Thus, the first six teams would get a playoff spot, with teams seventh through tenth going to the playoffs.
In the play-in, the seventh team plays the eighth team, with the winner going to the playoffs from seventh place.
The loser of the matchup between seventh and eighth teams plays the winner of the matchup between ninth and tenth. The winner of such a matchup goes to the playoffs from eighth place.
The playoffs were first implemented in the NBA in the 2019/20 season.