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Key dates for 2023-24 NBA season

Key dates, important events and season information for 2023-24 season.

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Below is a list of key dates and important events for the 2023-24 NBA Season:


> 2024

  • Feb. 8, 2024: NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)
  • Feb. 16-18: NBA All-Star 2024 (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Feb. 16-21: NBA All-Star break
  • March 1: Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline
  • March 30: NBA G League Regular Season ends
  • April 2: NBA G League Playoffs begin
  • April 14: NBA Regular Season ends
  • April 15: NBA Rosters set for NBA Playoffs 2024 (3 p.m. ET)
  • April 16-19: NBA Play-In Tournament
  • April 20: NBA Playoffs 2024 begin
  • April 27: NBA Early Entry Eligibility Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET)
  • May 6-7: Conference Semifinals begin (possible move up to May 4-5)
  • May 12: NBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm (Chicago, IL)
  • May 13-17: NBA Combine (Chicago, IL)
  • May 21-22: Conference Finals begin (possible move up to May 19-20)
  • June 6: NBA Finals 2024 Game 1
  • June 9: NBA Finals 2024 Game 2
  • June 12: NBA Finals 2024 Game 3
  • June 14: NBA Finals 2024 Game 4
  • June 16: NBA Draft Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline (5 p.m. ET)
  • June 17: NBA Finals 2024 Game 5 (if necessary)
  • June 20: NBA Finals 2024 Game 6 (if necessary)
  • June 23: NBA Finals 2024 Game 7 (if necessary)
  • June 26: NBA Draft 2024 presented by State Farm (First Round)
  • June 27: NBA Draft 2024 presented by State Farm (Second Round)
  • July 12-22: NBA 2K Vegas Summer League (Las Vegas)

> Previous ’23-’24 Dates

  • June 30, 2023: Teams can begin negotiating with free agents (beginning at 6 p.m. ET)
  • July 3 & 5: California Summer League (Sacramento, CA)
  • July 3, 5 & 6: Salt Lake City Summer League (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • July 6: NBA Teams may begin signing free agents to contracts (12:01 p.m. ET)
  • July 7-17: NBA 2K24 Summer League (Las Vegas, NV)
  • July 7-9: NBA Con (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Aug. 7: USA vs. Puerto Rico (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • Aug. 11-12: Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend (Springfield, MA)
  • Aug. 12: USA vs. Slovenia (Malaga, Spain)
  • Aug. 13: USA vs. Spain (Malaga, Spain)
  • Aug. 18: USA vs. Greece (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
  • Aug. 20: USA vs. Germany (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
  • Aug. 25 – Sept. 10: 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup (Philippines, Japan and Indonesia)
  • Sept. 26: First allowable date for players participating in preseason games in Abu Dhabi, UAE to report to their teams (no earlier than 11 a.m. local time)
  • Sept. 27: Training camps open for all teams participating in preseason games outside North America
  • Oct. 2: First allowable date for all other veteran players to report to their teams (no earlier than 11 a.m. local time)
  • Oct. 3: NBA Training Camps open
  • Oct. 5: NBA Preseason games begin
  • Oct. 5 & 7: NBA Abu Dhabi Games, Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
  • Oct. 8: NBA Canada Series presented by Bell, Toronto Raptors vs. Sacramento Kings (Vancouver, Canada)
  • Oct. 10: Dallas Mavericks vs. Real Madrid, preseason game (Madrid, Spain)
  • Oct. 12: NBA Canada Series presented by Bell, Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Detroit Pistons (Montreal, Canada)
  • Oct. 20: NBA Preseason ends
  • Oct. 23: Rosters set for NBA Opening day (5 p.m. ET)
  • Oct. 24: Start of the 2023-24 NBA Regular Season
  • Oct. 28: NBA G League Draft
  • Oct. 30 – Nov. 9: NBA G League Training Camp
  • Nov. 3: NBA In-Season Tournament begins
  • Nov. 9: Rosters set for NBA G League Opening Day (5 p.m. ET)
  • Nov. 9: NBA Mexico City Game, Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Nov.10: NBA G League Season begins
  • Dec. 7: NBA In-Season Tournament Semifinals (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Dec. 9: NBA In-Season Tournament Championship (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Dec. 19-22: NBA G League Winter Showcase and Showcase Cup Championship
  • Dec. 27: NBA G League 34 game regular season begins
  • Jan 5, 2024: 10-day contracts may now be signed
  • Jan 10: All NBA contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season
  • Jan. 11: NBA Paris Game, Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (Paris, France)
  • Jan 23-27: NBA Rivals Week

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