NBA CALENDAR 2022

2022 SUMMARY OF EVENTS

January 5: First day 10 Day Contracts can be signed

Janurary 10: Contract Guarantee Date

January 10: Exception Poration Begins

January 15: Trade waiting period – re-signed players

January 15: Last Day to Apply for Disabled Player Exception

January 15: Last Day to Sign a Player to a Two-Way Contract

January 20: Two-Way Contracts become guaranteed

February 1: Exhibit 3 Guarantee Date

February 10: Trade Deadline (3PM ET)

February 20: NBA All-Star Game

February 28: Last Day Contracts can be Renegotiated

March 1: Last day waived players are eligible for the playoffs

March 10: Disabled Player Exceptions Expire

April 10: Last day of Regular Season

April 12-15: Play-in Tournament

April 16: Playoffs Begin

May 16-22: NBA Draft Combine

May 17: NBA Draft Lottery

June 1: Deadline For Early Entry Withdraw From The NBA Draft (Retain NCAA Eligibility)

June 2: NBA Finals Begin

June 13: Deadline For Early Entry Withdraw From The NBA Draft (Includes International Players)

June 19: Last Possible Day of the NBA Finals

June 23: NBA Draft – Class of 2022

June 29: Deadline to Issue a Qualifying Offer to Eligible Restricted Free Agents

June 29: Last Day For Decisions On Player, Team, And Early Termination Options

June 30: Last Day Of the 2021-22 NBA League Year

June 30: Last Day for Players Eligible for Veteran Extensions in 2021-22 to Sign Them

June 30: Teams Can Begin Negotiating With Free Agents (5:00pm CT)

July 1: Official Start of the 2022-23 League Year

July 1: 2022 Free Agency Opens

July 1: Free Agent Moratorium

July 6: Free Agent Moratorium Ends

July 13: Deadline to Withdraw Qualifying Offer

July 7-17: NBA Summer League 2022

August 31: Last Day for Teams to Unilaterally Withdraw Qualifying Offers to Restricted Free Agents

September 5: Last day for teams to issue required tenders to unsigned second-round picks

October 18: Last day rookie scale contracts can be extended (6PM ET)

October 31: Last day for teams to exercise team options on rookie scale contracts (Y3 & Y4)

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