2012-13 National Basketball Association Important Dates

Below is a list of 2012-13 key dates for the NBA:

April 17 -- Regular season ends

April 20 -- 2013 NBA Playoffs begin

April 28 -- NBA Draft early entry eligibility deadline (11:59 p.m. ET)

May 7 -- Conference Semifinals begin (possible move-up to May 6)

May 15-19 -- 2013 Draft Combine (Chicago)

May 21 -- 2013 NBA Draft Lottery

May 22 -- Conference Finals begin (possible move-up to May 21)

June 6 -- The Finals begin (possible move-up to June 4)

June 17 -- NBA Draft early entry withdrawal deadline (5 p.m. ET)

June 20 -- Last possible date for 2013 NBA Finals (possible move-up to June 18)

June 27 -- 2013 NBA Draft