A look at the key dates for the 2018-19 season:
Monday: Rosters set for opening day, 2 p.m. PDT.
Tuesday: Regular season opens.
Jan. 5: 10-day contracts can be signed.
Jan. 10: All contracts guaranteed for rest of season.
Feb. 7: Trade deadline, noon PST.
Feb. 16: Three-point, slam dunk contests, Charlotte, N.C.
Feb. 17: NBA All-Star game, Charlotte, N.C.
April 10: Regular season ends.
April 13: Playoffs begin.