Key In-Season NBA Dates, Deadlines For 2022/23

With the 2022/23 NBA season underway, our calendar of important 2022 offseason dates and deadlines can be retired in favor of a list of the key in-season dates for the ’22/23 campaign. Here’s a breakdown of the deadlines and events that will influence player movement for the next several months across the NBA:


October 22

  • NBA G League draft.

October 24

  • NBA G League training camps open.

October 31

November 4

  • NBA G League Showcase Cup begins.

December 1

  • Priority order for waiver claims is now based on 2022/23 record, rather than 2021/22 record. Teams with the worst records receive the highest waiver priority.

December 15

December 19-22

  • NBA G League Winter Showcase and Showcase Cup championship.

December 27

  • NBA G League regular season begins.

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 10

January 15

January 20

February 1

  • Former first-round picks who were stashed overseas may sign rookie scale NBA contracts for the 2023/24 season.

February 9

  • Trade deadline (2:00pm CT).

February 17-19

  • All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City.

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.
  • Last day for a restricted free agent to sign an offer sheet.

March 10

March 25

  • NBA G League regular season ends.

March 28

  • NBA G League playoffs begin.

April 9

  • Last day of the NBA regular season.
  • Last day players can sign contracts for 2022/23.
  • Last day two-way contracts can be converted to standard NBA contracts.
  • Luxury tax penalties calculated based on payroll as of this day.

April 10

  • Playoff rosters set (2:00pm CT).

April 11-14

  • NBA play-in tournament.

April 15

  • NBA playoffs begin.

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

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