View Full Version : Key Dates For 2011-2012 NBA Season

02-03-2012, 03:19 AM

December 22 NBA preseason ends

December 24 Rosters set for opening day

December 25 Start of the 2011-12 NBA season

February 6 10-day contracts may now be signed

February 10 All contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season

February 24-26 2012 NBA All-Star Game (Orlando)

April 11-14 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Portsmouth, VA)

April 26 Regular season ends

April 27 Rosters set for 2012 NBA playoffs, 12 p.m. PT

April 28 2012 NBA Playoffs begin

April 29 NBA early entry eligibility deadline (8:59 p.m. PT)

May 14-15 Conference Semifinals being (possible move up to May 12 or 13)

May 28-29 Conference Finals begin (possible move u to May 26 or 27)

June 12 2012 NBA Draft Lottery

June 18 2012 NBA Finals begin (possible move up to June 10)

June 26 Last possible date for NBA Finals

June 28 2012 NBA Draft

July 1-10 2012 moratorium period

July 11 NBA teams may begin signing free agents

July 27-August 12 2012 Summer Olympics (London, England)


NBA teams were informed Friday that the trade deadline for the 2011-12 season will be March 15, sources told ESPN.com.

The deadline falls roughly three weeks later than usual, with the season starting on Christmas Day. The trade deadline typically fell on the first Thursday after the All-Star Game in the previous labor agreement.

NBA front-office sources said Friday that the league also has informed teams that the seven-day window to invoke the new amnesty clause is Friday through Dec. 16.

Roster moves in the NBA were permissible as of 2 p.m. ET Friday.

In other key dates established by the league for the truncated 66-game season, 10-day contracts can be signed starting Feb. 6; non-guaranteed contracts become guaranteed Feb. 10; and the last day to sign a player and have him be playoff-eligible is March 23.

Between Dec. 25 and Feb. 6, teams will be able to dress and play 13 players instead of the usual 12. After Feb. 6, teams can dress 13 players but only 12 can play.

Note when the 10 day contracts can be offered and signed.

02-03-2012, 04:04 AM
Interesting to see if Miami keeps any of their 3 non-guaranteed contract players in Eddy Curry, Mickell Gladness and Terrel Harris beyond Feb.10.