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Key dates for 2021-22 NBA season

The NBA will celebrate its landmark 75th Anniversary Season in 2021-22.

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Below is a list of key dates and important events in the NBA’s 2021-22 season calendar:

2021-22 Key Dates


  • 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 in Las Vegas
  • Sept. 28: Training camp begins
  • Oct. 19: Regular season begins


  • Feb. 18-20: NBA All-Star 2022 (Cleveland, OH)
  • April 10: Regular season concludes
  • April 12-15: Play-In Tournament
  • April 16: Playoffs begin
  • June 2: NBA Finals begin
  • June 19: Game 7 of NBA Finals (if necessary)
  • June 23: NBA Draft

2022-23 Key Dates


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

2023-24 Key Dates


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



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