Key In-Season Dates For 2017/18

With the 2017/18 NBA season underway, our calendar of key 2017 preseason dates can be retired in favor of a list of important in-season dates for the ’17/18 campaign. Here’s a breakdown of the deadlines and events that will influence player movement for the next several months across the NBA:

October 21

  • NBA G League draft.

October 31

November 3

  • NBA G League season begins.

December 1

  • Priority order for waiver claims is now based on 2017/18 record, rather than 2016/17 record. Teams with the worst records receive the highest waiver priority.

December 15

January 5

January 7

  • Last day to waive non-guaranteed NBA contracts before they become guaranteed for the rest of the season. Salaries officially guarantee on January 10 if players haven’t cleared waivers before that date.

January 15

January 20

  • Salaries for all two-way contracts become fully guaranteed.

February 1

  • Former first-round picks who were stashed overseas may sign rookie scale NBA contracts for the 2018/19 season.

February 8

  • Trade deadline (2:00pm CT).

February 18

  • All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

February 28

March 1

  • Last day a player can be waived by one team and remain eligible to appear in the postseason for another team.

March 12

April 11

  • Last day of the regular season.
  • Last day players can sign contracts for 2017/18.
  • Last day two-way contracts can be converted to standard NBA contracts.
  • Luxury tax penalties calculated based on payroll as of this day.

April 13

  • Playoff rosters set (2:00pm CT).

April 14

  • Playoffs begin.

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

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