NBA releases key dates ahead of 2020-21 season

Pelicans forward Zion Williamson grabs a rebound during warmups.

The NBA has released its notable scheduled dates for the 2020-21 season, beginning with the start of training camp Tuesday. Here is a look at what’s on tap:


  • Dec. 1-5: Individual player workouts
  • Dec. 1-5: Media “week”
  • Dec. 6: Group workouts begin
  • Dec. 11-19: Preseason (schedule)
  • Dec. 22-March 4: First half of regular season


  • March 5-10: All-Star Break
  • March 11-May 16: Second half of regular season
  • May 13-15: Class of 2020 Hall of Fame Enshrinment
  • May 18-21: Play-in tournament
  • May 22-July 22: Playoffs

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Sam Amico
Sam Amico is the founder and senior writer of Amico Hoops. He has covered the NBA on a full-time basis for both Sports Illustrated and FOX Sports, and has been a regular contributor to CBS Sports, the Boston Herald and

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