Key Dates

2020-21 NBA KEY DATES
UPCOMING DATES EVENT
November 18, 2020 NBA Draft 2020 presented by State Farm at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN
November 20, 2020 Free agent negotiations begin at 6 p.m. ET
November 22, 2020 Players can sign contracts with teams beginning at 12:01 p.m. ET
December 22, 2020 Opening Night of 2020-21 season
PREVIOUS DATES EVENT
July 9th-29th, 2020 Team training camps and scrimmages
July 30th, 2020 Season resumes with Seeding Games
August 15th-16th, 2020 Play-In Games (if necessary)
August 17th, 2020 NBA Playoffs 2020 begin
August 31st, 2020 Conference Semifinals begin
September 15th, 2020 Conference Finals begin
September 30th, 2020 NBA Finals 2020 begin
October 13th, 2020 The Finals 2020 latest possible date
June 20, 2019 NBA Draft 2019
July 5-15, 2019 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League (Las Vegas)
August 31-September 15, 2019 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (China)
September 30th, 2019 NBA Preseason Begins
October 4th, 2019 NBA India Games 2019: Indiana Pacers vs. Sacramento Kings (Mumbai)
October 5th, 2019 NBA India Games 2019: Indiana Pacers vs. Sacramento Kings (Mumbai)
October 8th, 2019 NBA Japan Games 2019: Houston Rockets vs. Toronto Raptors (Tokyo)
October 10th, 2019 NBA Japan Games 2019: Houston Rockets vs. Toronto Raptors (Tokyo)
October 10th, 2019 NBA China Games 2019: Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (Shanghai)
October 12th, 2019 NBA China Games 2019: Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (Shenzhen)
October 17th, 2019 NBA Canada Series 2019: Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers (Vancouver)
October 18th, 2019 NBA Preseason games end
October 22nd, 2019 Kia NBA Tip Off 2019
December 12th, 2019 2019 NBA Mexico Games, Dallas Mavericks vs. Detroit Pistons (Mexico City)
December 14th, 2019 2019 NBA Mexico Games, Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs (Mexico City)
January 5th, 2020 10-day contracts may now be signed
January 10th, 2020 All contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season
January 15th, 2020 Last day to sign NBA Two-Way contracts
January 24th, 2020 NBA Paris Game 2020, Charlotte Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks (Paris, France)
January 5th, 2020 10-day contracts may now be signed
January 10th, 2020 All contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season
January 15th, 2020 Last day to sign NBA Two-Way contracts
January 24th, 2020 NBA Paris Game 2020, Charlotte Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks (Paris, France)
February 6th, 2020 NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)
February 14th-16th, 2020 NBA All-Star 2020 (Chicago)