2022-23 NBA season: Key dates, important events and other info

The 77th season in the NBA is set to tip off this week with training camping opening up for most teams after another exciting offseason period that saw plenty of change and player movement.

The regular season, which comprises of 82 games for each team, begins Oct. 18 and concludes on April 9, 2023. The play-in tournament is scheduled for April 11-14. The first round of the playoffs will begin on April 15 and will wrap up with the NBA Finals that start on June 1.

Of course, the upcoming year will feature plenty of other important deadlines and dates to monitor as the season progresses. With the season beginning soon, Rookie Wire took a look at several notable dates and important events to keep an eye on.

  • Sept. 27: Training camp begins for teams

  • Sept. 30: Preseason games begin

  • Oct. 14: Preseason games end

  • Oct. 18: Start of the 2022-23 regular season

  • Dec. 17: NBA Mexico City Game with Heat and Spurs

  • Jan. 5: 10-day contracts can be signed

  • Jan. 10: Standard contracts are guaranteed for the season

  • Feb. 9: NBA trade deadline (3 p.m. EST)

  • Feb. 17-19: NBA All-Star Weekend (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • Feb. 17-22: NBA All-Star break

  • March 1: Playoff eligibility waiver deadline

  • April 9: NBA regular season ends

  • April 11-14: NBA play-in tournament

  • April 15: NBA playoffs begin

  • April 23: NBA early entry eligibility deadline (11:59 p.m. EST)

  • May 16: NBA draft lottery

  • June 1: NBA Finals begin

  • June 12: NBA draft early entry withdrawal deadline (5 p.m. EST)

  • June 18: NBA Finals Game 7 (if necessary)

  • June 22: 2023 NBA draft


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Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire