Key 2015 Offseason Dates

The regular season is over after Wednesday, the last milestone we have listed on our Key Dates for this season. So, we’ll look ahead to the offseason to come, as many teams are already doing. Here’s a glance at the deadlines and events that will influence player movement for the next several months across the league:

  • April 15th — Regular season ends; last day teams can sign players for 2014/15 regular season or playoffs; luxury tax calculations are based on rosters as of the end of the day
  • April 16th — First day of offseason for non-playoff teams; players on those teams eligible to be traded; roster maximum increases to 20
  • May 12th-17th — NBA draft combine
  • May 19thDraft lottery
  • June 25th2015 NBA Draft
  • June 29th — Last day to exercise team, player, and early termination options (some options may carry earlier deadlines)
  • June 30th — Last day of 2014/15 salary cap year; last day to sign a player to an extension; last day to extend a qualifying offer to a potential restricted free agent
  • July 1st — First day of 2015/16 salary cap year; free agency and July Moratorium begin
  • July 9th — First day after July Moratorium; teams can sign free agents, make trades, and extend contracts; seven-day amnesty period begins.
  • July 15th — Last day for teams to make rookie scale contract offers to first-round draft picks before they become free agents
  • July 23rd — Last day teams may withdraw qualifying offers to restricted free agents without the player’s consent
  • August 31st — Last day to teams may waive players using the stretch provision without their full 2015/16 salary counting on this season’s books.
  • September 5th — Last day for teams to make offers of at least a one-year, minimum-salary non-guaranteed contract to second-round draft picks before they become free agents.
  • October 1st — Last day for restricted free agents to accept qualifying offers (deadline may be extended)

Note: For important dates related to draft eligibility, click here.

Larry Coon’s Salary Cap FAQ and were used in the creation of this post.

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