Key Dates

2018-19 NBA KEY DATES
UPCOMING DATES EVENT
May 14-15, 2019 Conference Finals begin
May 14-19, 2019 NBA Draft Combine 2019 (Chicago)
May 30, 2019 NBA Finals 2019 begin
June 10, 2019 NBA Draft 2019 Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline (5 p.m. ET)
June 16, 2019 NBA Finals 2019 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)
PREVIOUS DATES EVENT
May 14, 2019 NBA Draft Lottery (Chicago)
April 29-30, 2019 Conference Semifinals begin (possible move up to April 27-28)
April 21, 2019 NBA Early Entry Eligibility Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET)
April 13, 2019 NBA Playoffs 2019 begin
April 12, 2019 Rosters set for NBA Playoffs 2019 (3 p.m. ET)
April 10, 2019 Regular Season ends
March 1, 2019 Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline
February 15-17, 2019 NBA All-Star 2019 (Charlotte, NC)
February 7, 2019 NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)
January 17, 2019 NBA London Game 2018, New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards (London)
January 15, 2019 Last day to sign NBA Two-Way contracts
January 10, 2019 All contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season
January 5, 2019 10-day contracts may now be signed
December 15, 2018 NBA Mexico City Games 2018, Orlando Magic vs. Utah Jazz (Mexico City)
December 13, 2018 NBA Mexico City Games 2018, Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls (Mexico City)
October 16, 2018 Start of the 2018-19 NBA Regular Season (NBA Tip-Off 2018)
October 15, 2018 Rosters set for NBA Opening Day (5 p.m. ET)
October 12, 2018 NBA Preseason ends
October 8, 2018 NBA China Games 2018, Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers (Shenzhen)
October 5, 2018 NBA China Games 2018, Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers (Shanghai)
September 28, 2018 NBA Preseason games begin
September 25, 2018 Training Camps open for all other teams
September 24, 2018 First allowable date for all other veteran players to report to their teams (no earlier than 11 a.m. local time)
September 22, 2018 Training Camps open for all teams participating in preseason NBA Global Games
September 21, 2018 First allowable date for players participating in preseason NBA Global Games to report to their teams (no earlier than 11 a.m. local time)
September 7, 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Enshrinement Ceremony
August 4, 2018 NBA Africa Game 2018, Team Africa vs. Team World (Pretoria, South Africa)
July 6-17, 2018 NBA Summer League 2018 (Las Vegas)
July 6, 2018 NBA Team may begin signing free agents to contracts (noon ET)
July 2-5, 2018 California Classic (Sacramento, CA); Utah Jazz Summer League (Salt Lake City, UT)
July 1-6, 2018 Moratorium Period (ends at noon ET on July 6)