NBA CALENDAR 2022-23

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

October 18: 2022-2023 Regular Season Begins

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

November 15: First League Payday

December 15: Players signed September 15 or earlier can now be traded

December 17: NBA Mexico City Game, Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs (Mexico City, Mexico)

December 19-22: NBA G League Winter Showcase and Showcase Cup Championship Game

December 27: NBA G League regular season begins (32 games per team)

2023 SUMMARY OF EVENTS

January 5: 10-day contracts may now be signed

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

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

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

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

January 19: NBA Paris Game, Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons (Paris, France)

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

February 1: 1st round draft picks playing basketball outside NBA may sign a Rookie Scale contract taking effect the following season

February 9: NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)

February 17-19: NBA All-Star 2023 (Salt Lake City, UT)

February 17-22: NBA All-Star break

February 28: Last day contracts can be renegotiated

March 1: Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline

March 10: Disabled Player exceptions expire

March 25: NBA G League regular season ends

March 28: NBA G League Playoffs 2023 begin

April 9: NBA regular season ends

April 10: Rosters set for 2023 NBA Playoffs (3 p.m. ET)

April 11-14: 2023 NBA Play-In Tournament

April 15: 2023 NBA Playoffs begin

April 23: NBA Early Entry Eligibility Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET)

May 1-2: NBA Conference Semifinals begin (possible move-up to April 29-30)

May 16-17: NBA Conference Finals begin (possible move-up to May 14-15)

May 16: 2023 NBA Draft Lottery

June 1: 2023 NBA Finals Begin

June 12: NBA Draft Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline (5 p.m. ET)

June 22: 2023 NBA Draft

June 24: Last day to exercise Player Option

June 29: Deadline for all other Options

June 29: Deadline to tender/extend a Qualifying Offer

June 30: Salary Cap Year Ends

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