2017-18 NBA & G-League Key Dates

Sources: Basketball Insiders, CBA FAQ, 2 Ways & 10 Days
Date League Description
July 1, 2017 NBA First day of new league year, free agent moratorium begins allowing teams to negotiate with players and reach verbal agreements
July 1, 2017 NBA Start of Orlando Summer League
July 6, 2017 NBA End of Orlando Summer League
July 3, 2017 NBA Start of Utah Summer League
July 6, 2017 NBA End of Utah Summer League
July 6, 2017 NBA Moratorium ends to start free agency and trades
July 7, 2017 NBA Start of Las Vegas Summer League
July 17, 2017 NBA End of Las Vegas Summer League
July 13, 2017 NBA Deadline for teams to revoke qualifying offers to RFAs
July 15, 2017 NBA Deadline to sign first round picks
August 15, 2017 NGL Teams must submit a list of protected returning rights players to the NBA G League Front Office. The full list of unprotected players will be sent to each of the expansion teams the following day, giving them a week to prepare for the expansion draft.
August 23, 2017 NGL Expansion Draft takes place.
August 26-October 1, 2017 NGL Teams may hold local player tryouts.
September 5, 2017 NBA Deadline to sign second round picks
September 22, 2017 NBA NBA Media day for all teams participating in preseason NBA Global Games
September 22, 2017 NBA 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 23, 2017 NBA Training Camps open for all teams participating in preseason NBA Global Games
September 25, 2017 NBA NBA Media day for all other teams
September 25, 2017 NBA First allowable date for all other veteran players to report to their teams (no earlier than 11 a.m. local time)
September 26, 2017 NBA Training Camps open for all other teams
September 30, 2017 NBA NBA Preseason games begin
October 4, 2017 NGL Teams may submit up to four players to the G League to protect as local tryout players for training camp. Keep in mind, players do not actually have to attend a team’s tryouts to be labeled as such.
October 5, 2017 NBA NBA China Games 2017, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors (Shenzhen)
October 8, 2017 NBA NBA China Games 2017, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors (Shanghai)
October 11, 2017 NGL Local tryout players must sign contracts by today.
October 13, 2017 NBA NBA Preseason ends
October 16, 2017 NGL Returning and Draft Rights players must sign contracts by today.
October 16, 2017 NBA Rosters set for NBA Opening Day
October 17, 2017 NBA Start of the 2017-18 NBA Regular Season (NBA Tip-Off 2017)
October 19, 2017 NGL NBA Training Camp cuts must sign contracts by today.
October 21, 2017 NGL G League Draft
October 23, 2017 NGL Teams allowed one returning player to sign-in to training camp after this date. This is an interesting new wrinkle which makes sense for players who are debating whether or not to sign a G League contract or head overseas. Before, a player had to wait until after game one of the regular season before a roster move could be made for them.
November 3, 2017 NGL NBA G League regular season begins.
December 7, 2017 NBA NBA Mexico City Games 2017, Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat (Mexico City)
December 9, 2017 NBA NBA Mexico City Games 2017, Brooklyn Nets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (Mexico City)
December 15, 2017 NBA Players who signed a contract on or before September 15 can be traded (some restrictions apply).
January 5, 2018 NBA 10-day contracts may now be signed
January 10, 2018 NBA All contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season
January 11, 2018 NBA NBA London Game 2018, Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics (London)
January 15, 2018 NBA Players who signed a contract on or before October 15 can be traded (applies only to Larry Bird or Early Bird free agents who re-sign with their prior team, the team is over the cap, and the player receives a raise greater than 20%).
January 15, 2018 NBA Last day to sign NBA Two-Way contracts
February 8, 2018 NBA NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)
February 16-18, 2018 NBA NBA All-Star 2018 (Los Angeles, CA)
March 1, 2018 NBA Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline
April 11, 2018 NBA Regular Season ends
April 13, 2018 NBA Rosters set for NBA Playoffs 2018, 3 p.m. ET
April 14, 2018 NBA NBA Playoffs 2018 begin
April 22, 2018 NBA NBA Early Entry Eligibility Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET)
April 30/May 1, 2018 NBA Conference Semifinals begin (possible move up to April 28-29)
May 15-16, 2018 NBA Conference Finals begin (possible move up to May 13-14)
May 31, 2018 NBA NBA Finals 2017 begin
June 11, 2018 NBA NBA Draft Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline (5 p.m. ET)
June 17, 2018 NBA The Finals 2018 latest possible date
June 21, 2018 NBA NBA Draft 2018
June 30, 2018 NBA Players are credited with one year of service
June 30, 2018 NBA Figures for next salary cap year (cap, minimum team salary, luxury tax threshold, maximum salaries, etc.) announced
June 30, 2018 NBA Salary cap year ends
June 30, 2018 NBA Deadline to extend a qualifying offer
June 30, 2018 NBA Last day to sign an extension

Sources: Basketball Insiders, CBA FAQ, 2 Ways & 10 Days.

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