Key In-Season NBA Dates, Deadlines For 2023/24

With the 2023/24 NBA season underway, our calendar of important 2023 preseason dates and deadlines can be retired in favor of a list of the key in-season dates for the ’23/24 campaign.

Here’s a breakdown of the deadlines and events that will influence player movement for the next several months across the NBA:

October 28

  • NBA G League draft.

October 30

  • NBA G League training camps open.

October 31

November 3

  • NBA in-season tournament begins.

November 10

  • NBA G League Showcase Cup begins.

December 1

  • Priority order for waiver claims is now based on 2023/24 record, rather than 2022/23 record. Teams with the worst records receive the highest waiver priority.

December 7

  • NBA in-season tournament semifinals.

December 9

  • NBA in-season tournament finals.

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 (including two-way 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

February 1

  • Former first-round picks who were stashed overseas may sign rookie scale NBA contracts for the 2024/25 season.

February 8

  • Trade deadline (2:00pm CT).

February 9

February 16-18

  • All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis.

February 29

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 4

March 11

March 30

  • NBA G League regular season ends.

April 2

  • NBA G League playoffs begin.

April 11

  • Last day to waive a player on an expiring contract or a player with an option for 2024/25 (4:00pm CT).

April 14

  • Last day of the NBA regular season.
  • Last day players can sign contracts for 2023/24.
  • Last day two-way contracts can be converted to standard NBA contracts.
  • Luxury tax penalties calculated based on payroll as of this day.

April 15

  • Playoff rosters set (2:00pm CT).

April 16-19

  • NBA play-in tournament.

April 20

  • NBA playoffs begin.

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

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