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National Basketball Association Important Dates

POSTED: Sep 1, 2015 3:13 PM ET

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Key NBA dates for 2015-16:

2015

Sept. 10-12 -- Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement (Springfield, MA)

Sept. 25 -- First allowable date for players participating in preseason NBA Global Games to report to their teams (no earlier than 11 a.m. local time)

Sept. 26 -- Training Camps open for all teams participating in preseason NBA Global Games

Sept. 28 -- First allowable date for all other players to report to their teams (no earlier than 11 a.m. local time)

Sept. 29 -- Training Camps open for all other teams

Oct. 4 -- NBA Canada Series 2015, L.A. Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors (Vancouver)

Oct. 6 -- NBA Global Games 2015, Olimpia Milano vs. Boston Celtics (Milan, Italy)

Oct. 8 -- NBA Global Games 2015, Real Madrid vs. Boston Celtics (Madrid, Spain)

Oct. 10 -- NBA Canada Series 2015, Chicago Bulls vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (Winnipeg)

Oct. 11 -- NBA Global Games 2015, Charlotte Hornets vs. L.A. Clippers (Shenzhen, China)

Oct. 14 -- NBA Global Games 2015, Charlotte Hornets vs. L.A. Clippers (Shanghai, China)

Oct. 14 -- NBA Canada Series 2015, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Toronto Raptors (Ottawa)

Oct. 17 -- NBA Global Games 2015, Flamengo vs. Orlando Magic (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Oct. 23 -- NBA Canada Series 2015, Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards (Montreal)

Oct. 23 -- NBA Preseason ends

Oct. 26 -- Rosters set for NBA Opening Day

Oct. 27 -- Start of the 2015-16 NBA Regular Season (NBA Tip-Off 2015)

Dec. 3 -- NBA Global Games 2015, Boston Celtics vs. Sacramento Kings (Mexico City)

2016

Jan. 5 -- 10-day contracts may now be signed

Jan. 10 -- All contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season

Jan. 14 -- NBA Global Games 2016, Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors (London)

Feb. 12-14 -- NBA All-Star 2016 (Toronto, Canada)

Feb. 18 -- Trade deadline, 3 p.m. ET

March 1 -- Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline

April 13-16 -- Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Portsmouth, VA)

April 13 -- Regular Season ends

April 15 -- Rosters set for NBA Playoffs 2016, 3 p.m. ET

April 16 -- NBA Playoffs 2016 begin

April 24 -- NBA Early Entry Eligibility Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET)

May 2 -- Conference Semifinals begin (possible move up to April 30 or May 1)

May 11-15 -- NBA Draft Combine 2016 (Chicago)

May 17 -- Conference Finals begin (possible move up to May 15 or 16)

May 17 -- NBA Draft Lottery 2016

June 2 -- NBA Finals 2016 begin

June 13 -- NBA Draft Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline (5:00 p.m. ET)

TBD -- The Finals 2016 latest possible date

June 23 -- NBA Draft 2016

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