Weird idea I just had that will never happen but would be interesting:
Move basketball to the winter olympics. It's a "winter" sport in most places and takes place 100% inside, so you can really play it whenever. Then in olympic years just do what the NHL does and skip the all star game and give people 3 weeks to go be in the olympics.
I have no other upsides, nor have I thought about this any further. But it certainly would be interesting. I always like how the NHL players take the olympics so seriously...I feel like as the NBA gets more international we could develop a similar feel instead of telling players they need to sacrifice a huge chunk of the offseason to go play.
Are you shocked? The roster left off way too many NBA All-Stars like Antetokounmpo, Doncic, Jokic, Embiid, Sabonis, Simmons, Siakam, Porzingis, and Gobert.
I don't know what were they thinking!