Key dates for 2018-19 NBA season

Oct 13, 2018 3:14 PM ET

2018-19 NBA calendar:

2018

  • July 1-6 -- Moratorium Period (ends at noon ET on July 6)
  • July 6 -- NBA Team may begin signing free agents to contracts (noon ET)
  • July 2-5 -- California Classic (Sacramento, CA)
  • July 2-5 -- Utah Jazz Summer League (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • July 6-17 -- MGM Resorts NBA Summer League (Las Vegas, NV)
  • August 4 -- NBA Africa Game 2018, Team Africa vs. Team World (Pretoria, South Africa)
  • September 7 -- Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement (Springfield, MA)
  • September 21 -- First allowable date for players participating in preseason NBA Global Games to report to their teams (no earlier than 11 a.m. local time)
  • September 22 -- Training Camps open for all teams participating in preseason NBA Global Games
  • September 24 -- First allowable date for all other veteran players to report to their teams (no earlier than 11 a.m. local time)
  • September 25 -- Training Camps open for all other teams
  • September 28 -- NBA Preseason games begin
  • October 5 -- NBA China Games 2018, Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers (Shanghai)
  • October 8 -- NBA China Games 2018, Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers (Shenzhen)
  • October 12 -- NBA Preseason ends
  • October 15 -- Rosters set for NBA Opening Day (5 p.m. ET)
  • October 16 -- Start of the 2018-19 NBA Regular Season (NBA Tip-Off 2018)
  • December 13 -- NBA Mexico City Games 2018, Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls (Mexico City)
  • December 15 -- NBA Mexico City Games 2018, Orlando Magic vs. Utah Jazz (Mexico City)

2019

  • January 5 -- 10-day contracts may now be signed
  • January 10 -- All contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season
  • January 15 -- Last day to sign NBA Two-Way contracts
  • January 17 -- NBA London Game 2019, New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards (London)
  • February 7 -- NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)
  • February 15-17 -- NBA All-Star 2019 (Charlotte, NC)
  • March 1 -- Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline
  • April 10 -- Regular Season ends
  • April 12 -- Rosters set for NBA Playoffs 2019 (3 p.m. ET)
  • April 13 -- NBA Playoffs 2019 begin
  • April 21 -- NBA Early Entry Eligibility Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET)
  • April 29-30 -- Conference Semifinals begin (possible move up to April 27-28)
  • May 14 -- NBA Draft Lottery 2019 (Chicago)
  • May 14-15 -- Conference Finals begin (possible move up to May 12-13)
  • May 14-19 -- NBA Draft Combine 2019 (Chicago)
  • May 30 -- NBA Finals 2019 begin
  • June 10 -- NBA Draft Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline (5 p.m. ET)
  • June 16 -- The Finals 2019 latest possible date
  • June 20 -- NBA Draft 2019

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