NEW YORK, NY (November 10, 2020) – The NBA Board of Governors today 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

As announced yesterday, the 2020-21 season will feature a 72-game schedule for each team.

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