2015-16 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION KEY DATES
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2015-16 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION KEY DATES

September 11–13 (NZT)                        

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement (Springfield, MA)

September 26                                 

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 27                                 

Training Camps open for all teams participating in preseason NBA Global Games

September 29                                

First allowable date for all other players to report to their teams (no earlier than 11 a.m. local time)

September 30                                 

Training Camps open for all other teams

October 5                                        

NBA Canada Series 2015, L.A. Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors (Vancouver)

October 7                                       

NBA Global Games 2015, Olimpia Milano vs. Boston Celtics (Milan, Italy)

October 9                                        

NBA Global Games 2015, Real Madrid vs. Boston Celtics (Madrid, Spain)

October 11                                      

NBA Canada Series 2015, Chicago Bulls vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (Winnipeg)

October 12                                   

NBA Global Games 2015, Charlotte Hornets vs. L.A. Clippers (Shenzhen, China)

October 15                                      

NBA Global Games 2015, Charlotte Hornets vs. L.A. Clippers (Shanghai, China)                                                        

NBA Canada Series 2015, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Toronto Raptors (Ottawa)

October 18                                      

NBA Global Games 2015, Flamengo vs. Orlando Magic (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

October 24                                      

NBA Canada Series 2015, Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards (Montreal)

October 24                                      

NBA Preseason ends

October 27                                      

Rosters set for NBA Opening Day

October 28                                     

Start of the 2015-16 NBA Regular Season (NBA Tip-Off 2015)

December 4                                     

NBA Global Games 2015, Boston Celtics vs. Sacramento Kings (Mexico City)

January 6                                        

10-day contracts may now be signed


January 11                                       

All contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season

January 15                                      

NBA Global Games 2016, Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors (London)

February 13-15                               

NBA All-Star 2016 (Toronto, Canada)

February 19                                    

Trade deadline, 3 p.m. ET

March 2                                           

Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline

April 14 – 17                                   

Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Portsmouth, VA)

April 14                                           

Regular Season ends

April 16                                           

Rosters set for NBA Playoffs 2016, 3 p.m. ET

April 17                                           

NBA Playoffs 2016 begin

April 25                                           

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

May 3                                               

Conference Semifinals begin (possible move up to April 30 or May 1)

May 12-16                                     

NBA Draft Combine 2016 (Chicago)

May 18                                             

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

May 18                                             

NBA Draft Lottery 2016

June 3                                              

NBA Finals 2016 begin         

June 14                                            

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

TBD                                                  


The Finals 2016 latest possible date

June 24                                            

NBA Draft 2016

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