If the NBA does, indeed, lock out its players, there are plenty of ideas floating around about things that would fill the void if it ends up being a prolonged stoppage. One interesting concept, reportedly pitched by Wasserman Media Group, is a basketball exhibition in China this summer featuring NBA players:
"In a “China Basketball Tour” proposal summary obtained by SportsBusiness Journal, a sister publication of Sporting News, Wasserman in April began floating a plan to bring 15 to 20 of its NBA clients to China for a two- or three-week tournament if there is a work stoppage. The agency represents 45 NBA players, including this past season’s Most Valuable Player, Derrick Rose."
Not sure how players would be chosen, but WSG does represent two players who played for the Pistons last season, Tracy McGrady and Ben Wallace. McGrady is a huge star in China and was already planning a visit there this summer.