NBA CALENDAR 2024-2025

2024

January 5: 10-day contracts may now be signed

January 7: Last Day to Waive before Cut-Down Date (5pm EST)

January 10: Cut-Down Date & Exceptions Start Pro-Rating Down

January 10: All standard NBA contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season

January 11: NBA Paris Game, Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (Paris, France)

January 15: DPEs, 2-Ways and More Trade Options

January 15: Players that sign with own team for more than 20% from his previous contract & is an early or bird free agent become eligible to be traded

January 20: All two-way contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season

February 8: 2024 NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)

February 16-18: NBA All-Star Weekend 2024 (Indianapolis, IN)

April 14: 2023-2024 Regular Season ends

February 16-21: NBA All-Star break

February 28: Last day contracts can be renegotiated

March 1: Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline

March 4: Last Day for NBA Teams to Sign Two-Way Contracts

March 11: Disabled Player exceptions expire

March 30: NBA G League regular season ends

April 2: NBA G League Playoffs 2023 begin

April 14: NBA regular season ends

April 15: Rosters set for 2024 NBA Playoffs (3 p.m. ET)

April 16-19: 2024 NBA Play-In Tournament

April 20: 2024 NBA Playoffs begin

April 28: NBA Early Entry Eligibility Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET)

May 6-7: NBA Conference Semifinals begin (possible move-up to May 4-5)

May 12: 2024 NBA Draft Lottery

May 13-17: NBA Combine (Chicago, IL)

May 21-22: NBA Conference Finals begin (possible move-up to May 19-20)

June 6: 2024 NBA Finals Begin Game 1

June 9: 2024 NBA Finals Game 2

June 12: 2024 NBA Finals Game 3

June 14: 2024 NBA Finals Game 4

June 17: NBA Draft Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline (5 p.m. ET)

June 17: 2024 NBA Finals Game 5 (if necessary)

June 20: 2024 NBA Finals Game 6 (if necessary)

June 23: 2024 NBA Finals Game 7 (if necessary)

June 24: Teams may begin negotiating with their own free agents

June 26-27: 2024 NBA Draft

June 30: Teams may begin negotiating with all other upcoming free agents (6pm ET)

July 1:

  • Official start of the 2024/25 NBA league year
  • Moratorium period begins
  • Restricted free agents can sign an offer sheet
  • Teams can begin signing players to one- or two-year minimum-salary contracts
  • Teams can begin signing players to two-way contracts
  • Teams can begin signing first-round picks to rookie scale contracts
  • Teams can begin signing second-round picks using the second-round pick exception
  • Teams can begin exercising the third- or fourth-year team options for 2025/26 on rookie scale contracts

July 6: Free agent moratorium ends (12:01pm ET). Teams may begin signing free agents to contracts, extending players, and completing trades

July 6-10: NBA 2K25 Summer League (California Classic)

July 8-10: NBA 2K25 Summer League (Salt Lake City)

July 10: USA Basketball Showcase (USA vs Canada)

July 12-22: NBA 2K25 Summer League (Las Vegas)

July 13: Last day for teams to unilaterally withdraw qualifying offers to restricted free agents.

July 31: Players signed using the second-round pick exception begin to count against a team’s cap

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

August 31: Last day for teams to waive players and apply the stretch provision to their 2024/25 salaries

September 27: Training camps open for teams playing exhibition games outside North America

October 1: Training camps open for remaining teams

October 19: Last day for players on fully non-guaranteed contracts to be waived and not count at all against a team’s 2024/25 cap

October 21: Last day of the 2024 offseason

  • Roster limits decrease from 21 players to 18 (5:00 pm ET). Teams will be limited to carrying 15 players on standard contracts and three on two-way deals as of this deadline.
  • Last day for teams to sign a player to a rookie scale extension (6:00 pm ET)
  • Last day for teams to sign an extension-eligible veteran player with multiple seasons left on his contract to an extension. An extension-eligible veteran player on an expiring deal can still be extended after October 21
  • Last day for teams to complete sign-and-trade deals
  • Last day for teams to convert an Exhibit 10 contract into a two-way contract

October 22: 2024/25 regular season begins

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  • Official start of the 2024/25 NBA league year

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  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (Sacramento)

  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (San Francisco)

  • Free Agent Moratorium period ends (12:01 PM ET)

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  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (Sacramento)

  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (San Francisco)

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  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (Sacramento)

  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (San Francisco)

  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (Salt Lake City)

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  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (Sacramento)

  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (San Francisco)

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  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (San Francisco)

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  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (Las Vegas)

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  • Last day for teams to unilaterally withdraw qualifying offers to restricted free agents

  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (Las Vegas)

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  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (Las Vegas)

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  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (Las Vegas)

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  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (Las Vegas)

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  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (Las Vegas)

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  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (Las Vegas)

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  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (Las Vegas)

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  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (Las Vegas)

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  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (Las Vegas)

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  • NBA 2K25 Summer League (Las Vegas)

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  • Players signed using the second-round pick exception begin to count against a team’s cap

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