NBA preview: Key dates for the 2018-19 season


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.