It’s Done: The NBA Returns December 22

Free agency signings to start Nov. 22, followed by a 72-game season beginning Dec. 22.

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced today that they have reached an agreement in principle on the start of the 2020-21 season, as well as adjustments to certain provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement. The agreement is subject to a vote by the league’s Board of Governors.

The parties have agreed in principle to start the 2020-21 season on Tuesday, Dec. 22. The season will feature a 72-game schedule released on a future date. 

Key Dates:

  • Nov. 18: Hawks select 6th and 50th in NBA Draft 
  • Nov. 22: Free Agency signings start at 12:01 pm
  • Dec. 22: NBA Regular Season starts 72-game season

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