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Key dates for 2021-22 NBA season

The NBA logo is shown at the 5th Avenue NBA store in New York City.
The NBA logo is shown at the 5th Avenue NBA store in New York City.
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Key dates for the upcoming offseason and 2021-22 NBA season (some dates subject to change):

2021

July 29: 2021 NBA draft

Aug. 2: Teams can begin negotiating with free agents (3 p.m. PDT)

Aug. 6: Teams can begin signing free agents (9:01 a.m. PDT)

Aug. 8-17: Las Vegas Summer League

Sept. 28: Training camps open

Oct. 19: 2021-22 season opens

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2022

Feb. 20: All-Star game (Cleveland)

April 10: End of regular season

April 12-15: Play-in tournament

April 16: Playoffs begin

June 2: NBA Finals start

June 19: NBA Finals Game 7

Sources: Associated Press, nba.com


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