2016-17 Key Dates: Postseason Begins April 4

Official Release | March 1, 2017

Below are the key dates for the 2016-17 NBA Development League season.

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April 1: NBA D-League regular season ends

April 4: NBA D-League Postseason begins (earliest possible start date)
April 12: NBA Regular Season ends
April 14: Rosters set for NBA Playoffs 2017, 3 p.m. ET
April 15: NBA Playoffs 2017 begin

June 22: NBA Draft 2017

July (TBD): NBA Summer Leagues

Past Dates

September – October: Local tryouts for NBA D-League teams
September 23: First allowable date for players participating in preseason NBA Global Games to report to their teams (no earlier than 11 a.m. local time)
September 24: Training Camps open for all teams participating in preseason NBA Global Games
September 27: NBA Training Camps open for all other teams

October 21: NBA Preseason ends
October 24: Rosters set for NBA Opening Day
October 25: Start of the 2016-17 NBA Regular Season (NBA Tip-Off 2017)
October 30: 2016 NBA D-League Draft
October 30-31: NBA D-League players arrive in markets
October 31: NBA D-League training camps open

November 1-9: NBA D-League Preseason games
November 10: NBA D-League 10-man opening day rosters set by 5 p.m.
November 11: 2016-17 NBA D-League season tipped off

January 5: NBA 10-day contracts may now be signed
January 10: All NBA contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season
January 18-22: 2017 NBA D-League Showcase (Mississsauga, Ontario)

February 18: NBA D-League All-Star 2017

March 1: NBA Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline
March 2: NBA D-League trade deadline, 3 p.m. ET

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