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