2017-18 NBA Season Key Dates you should Know

As the dawn of 2017-18 season nears, from the NBA Official webpage, we will be showing you the Important dates in the NBA new season.


August 5
NBA Africa Game 2017 (Johannesburg, South Africa)

September 8
Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

September 22 
First allowable date for players participating in preseason NBA Global Games to report to their teams (no earlier than 11 a.m. local time)

September 23 
Training Camps will be opened for all pre-season-participating team for NBA Global games

September 25
First allowable date for all veteran players to report to their respective teams(before 11 a.m. local time)

September 26 
Training Camps open for all other teams

September 30 
NBA Preseason games begin

October 5 
NBA China Games 2017 — Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors (Shenzhen)

October 8 
NBA China Games 2017 — Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors (Shanghai)

October 13 
NBA Preseason ends

October 16 
Rosters set for NBA Opening Day

October 17 
Start of the 2017-18 NBA Regular Season (NBA Tip-Off 2017)

December 7
NBA Mexico City Games 2017 — Brooklyn Nets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (Mexico City)

December 9 
NBA Mexico City Games 2017 — Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat (Mexico City


January 5 
10-day contracts may now be signed

January 10 
All contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season

January 11
NBA London Game 2018 — Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics (London)

January 15
Last day to sign NBA Two-Way contracts

February 8
NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)

February 16-18 
NBA All-Star 2018 (Los Angeles, CA)

March 1 
Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline

April 11-14 
Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Portsmouth, VA)

April 11 
Regular Season ends

April 13 
Rosters set for NBA Playoffs 2018, 3 p.m. ET

April 14
NBA Playoffs 2018 begin

April 22
NBA Early Entry Eligibility Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET)

April 30/May 1
Conference Semifinals begin (possible move up to April 28-29)

May 15
NBA Draft Lottery (Chicago)

May 15-16 
Conference Finals begin (possible move up to May 13-14)

May 16-20
NBA Draft Combine 2018 (Chicago)

May 31 
NBA Finals 2018 begin

June 11 
NBA Draft Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline (5 p.m. ET)

June 17 
The Finals 2018 latest possible date

June 21 
NBA Draft 2018

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