Key dates for 2016-17 NBA season

Notable upcoming dates, season milestones and key NBA initiatives:


January 5, 2017 
10-day contracts may now be signed

January 10 
All contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season

January 12 
NBA Global Games 2017, Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks (Mexico City)

January 12 
NBA Global Games 2017, Denver Nuggets vs. Indiana Pacers (London)

January 14 
NBA Global Games 2017, Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs (Mexico City)

February 17-19 
NBA All-Star 2017 (New Orleans, LA)

February 23 
Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)

March 1 
Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline

April 12-15 
Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Portsmouth, VA)

April 12 
Regular Season ends

April 14 
Rosters set for NBA Playoffs 2017, 3 p.m. ET

April 15 
NBA Playoffs 2017 begin

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

May 1 
Conference Semifinals begin

May 9-14 
NBA Draft Combine 2017 (Chicago)

May 16 
Conference Finals begin (possible move up to May 14 or 15)

May 16 
NBA Draft Lottery 2017

June 1 
NBA Finals 2017 begin

June 12 
NBA Draft Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline (5:00 p.m. ET)

June 18 
The Finals 2017 latest possible date

June 22 
NBA Draft 2017

June 26
NBA Awards

July 1-17
NBA Summer League

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