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| NBA Calendar Dates

NBA Calendar: Key NBA Dates and NBA DeadlinesThe NBA calendar, updated once every six months, shows NBA deadlines and key NBA dates. The NBA deadlines tend to be around the same time each year, give or take a week or two. The most important key NBA date during the regular season is the trade deadline.

Also see the NBA schedule of daily games.

2015-2016 KEY NBA CALENDAR DATES/DEADLINES

2015

Sept. 10-12 -- Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement (Springfield, MA)

Sept. 25 -- First allowable date for players participating in preseason NBA Global Games to report to their teams (no earlier than 11 a.m. local time)

Sept. 26 -- Training Camps open for all teams participating in preseason NBA Global Games

Sept. 28 -- First allowable date for all other players to report to their teams (no earlier than 11 a.m. local time)

Sept. 29 -- Training Camps open for all other teams

Oct. 23 -- NBA Preseason ends

Oct. 26 -- Rosters set for NBA Opening Day

Oct. 27 -- Start of the 2015-16 NBA Regular Season (NBA Tip-Off 2015)

2016

Jan. 5 -- 10-day contracts may now be signed

Jan. 10 -- All contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season

Feb. 12-14 -- 2016 NBA All-Star weekend in Toronto, Canada

Feb. 18 -- The 2016 NBA Trade deadline date, at 3 p.m. ET

March 1 -- Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline

April 13-16 -- Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Portsmouth, VA)

April 13 -- Regular Season ends

April 15 -- Rosters set for NBA Playoffs 2016, 3 p.m. ET

April 16 -- NBA Playoffs 2016 begin

April 24 -- NBA Early Entry Eligibility Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET)

May 2 -- Conference Semifinals begin (possible move up to April 30 or May 1)

May 11-15 -- NBA Draft Combine 2016 (Chicago) http://www.insidehoops.com

May 17 -- Conference Finals begin (possible move up to May 15 or 16)

May 17 -- 2016 NBA Draft Lottery date

June 2 -- NBA Finals 2016 begin

June 13 -- NBA Draft Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline (5:00 p.m. ET)

June 23 -- The 2016 NBA Draft date



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2014-2015 KEY NBA CALENDAR DATES/DEADLINES

2015 KEY DATES

January 5: 10-day contracts can now be signed

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

February 13-15: 2015 NBA All-Star (Brooklyn and New York) {full break runs Feb. 13-18}

February 19: 2015 NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)

April 8-11: Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Portsmouth, VA)

April 15: Last Day of 2014-15 Regular Season

April 18: 2015 NBA Playoffs begin

April 26: NBA Draft Early Entry Eligibility Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET)

May 4 or 5: Conference Semifinals begin (possible move-up to May 2 or 3)

May 19 or 20: Conference Finals begin (possible move-up to May 17 or 18)

May 19: 2015 NBA Draft Lottery

June 4: NBA Finals begin (no move-up)

June 15: NBA Draft Early Entry Withdrawal Deadline (5 p.m. ET)

June 25: 2015 NBA Draft

July 1: Teams can begin negotiating with free agents

July 9: Teams can begin signing free agents

2014 KEY DATES

July 1-9: July Moratorium (free agent negotiations, but no signings yet)

July 10: Teams may begin signing free agents

September 26: 2014 NBA Team Media Days for teams competing in preseason games outside North America

September 27: 2014 NBA Training Camps open for practice for teams competing in preseason contests outside North America

September 29: 2014 NBA Team Media Days

September 30: 2013 NBA Training Camps open for practice

October 4: 2014 NBA preseason begins on this date

October 24: 2014 NBA preseason begins on this date

October 27: NBA Rosters Set for Opening Day (5 p.m. ET)

October 28: 2014-15 NBA Regular Season begins


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2013-2014 KEY NBA CALENDAR DEADLINE DATES

2014 Key NBA Dates

Jan. 6 -- 10-day Contracts can now be signed

Jan. 10 -- All Contracts are guaranteed for remainder of the season

Jan. 16 -- NBA Global Games London 2014 (Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets at The 02)

Feb. 14-16 -- 2014 NBA All-Star (New Orleans, LA)

Feb. 20 -- 2014 NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)

March 1 -- Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline

April 16-19 -- Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Portsmouth, VA)

April 16 -- Last Day of 2013-14 Regular Season

April 19 -- 2014 NBA Playoffs begin

April 27 -- NBA Draft Early Entry Eligibility Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET)

May 5 -- Conference Semifinals begin (possible move-up to May 3 or 4)

May 20 -- Conference Finals begin (possibly move-up to May 18 or 19)

May 20 -- 2014 NBA Draft Lottery

June 5 -- The Finals begin

June 16 -- NBA Draft Early Entry Withdrawal Deadline (5 p.m. ET)

June 26 -- 2014 NBA Draft







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