Key dates for 2020-21 NBA season


2020-21 Key Dates

2020

  • Dec. 1-5: Individual player workouts
  • Dec. 1-5: Media “Week”
  • Dec. 6: Group player workouts begin
  • Dec. 11-19: Preseason games
  • Dec. 21: Rosters set for NBA Opening Day (11 p.m. ET)
  • Dec. 22, 2020 – Mar. 4, 2021: First Half of regular season

2021

  • Feb. 23: 10-Day contracts may now be signed
  • Feb. 27: Standard NBA contracts guaranteed for the remainder of season
  • Mar. 5-10: NBA All-Star break
  • Mar. 7: 2021 All-Star Game
  • Mar. 10 – May 16: Second Half of regular season
  • Mar. 25: NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)
  • May 13-15: Class of 2020 Hall of Fame Enshrinement
  • May 18-21: Play-In Tournament
  • May 22 – July 22: 2021 NBA Playoffs
  • May 30: Deadline for an early entry player to apply for this year’s Draft (11:59 p.m. ET)
  • June 21-27: NBA Draft Combine
  • June 22: NBA Draft Lottery
  • July 19: Deadline for an early entry player to withdraw from the NBA Draft (5 p.m. ET)
  • July 29: 2021 NBA Draft
  • Aug. 2: Teams can begin negotiating with free agents (6 p.m. ET)
  • Aug. 6: Teams can begin signing free agents (12:01 p.m. ET)
  • Aug 8-17: MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2021 (Las Vegas)


2021-22 Key Dates

2022

  • Feb. 18-20: NBA All-Star 2022 (Cleveland, OH)


2022-23 Key Dates

2023

  • Feb. 17-19: NBA All-Star 2023 (Salt Lake City, UT)


2023-24 Key Dates

2024

  • Feb. 16-18: NBA All-Star 2024 (Indianapolis, IN)