2020-21 NBA Season To Start On Dec. 22

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The NBA Board of Governors has unanimously approved adjustments to certain provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 2020-21 NBA season will begin Tuesday, Dec. 22.

The NBA continues to negotiate with the National Basketball Players Association on other aspects of the 2020-21 season. Confirmed key dates for the upcoming season are as follows:

- Wednesday, Nov. 18 – NBA Draft 2020 presented by State Farm at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN

- Friday, Nov. 20 – Free agent negotiations begin at 6 p.m. ET

- Sunday, Nov. 22 – Players can sign contracts with teams beginning at 12:01 p.m. ET

- Tuesday, Dec. 22 – Opening Night of 2020-21 season

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