Key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season

Key dates for the upcoming NBA season have been revealed.

As announced by the NBA, the 2021-22 season will begin on Oct. 19, 2021. The regular season will run through April 10, 2022.

The Play-In Tournament, which was approved by the Board of Governors to continue, will be held between April 12-15, 2022. The 2022 NBA Playoffs will then begin on April 16, 2022, followed by the 2021 NBA Finals on June 2, 2022.

If necessary, Game 7 of the 2021 NBA Finals will be on June 19, 2022.

2021-22 NBA season key dates

Aug. 2: Teams can begin negotiating with free agents (6 p.m. ET)

Aug. 6: Teams can begin signing free agents (12:01 p.m. ET)

Aug. 8-17: MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas

Sept. 28, 2021: Training camp begins

Oct. 19, 2021: Regular season begins


April 10, 2022: Regular season concludes

April 12-15, 2022: Play-In Tournament

April 16, 2022: Playoffs begin

June 2, 2022: NBA Finals begin

June 19, 2022: Game 7 of NBA Finals (if necessary)

June 23, 2022: NBA Draft

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