NBA news: The NBA 2020-21 schedule was revealed last week as the training camps start on the 1st of December, and the opening night of NBA is on the 22nd of December. Find more key dates here, including Kobe Bryant’s Hall of Fame induction, NBA All-Star 2020 break
The tentative dates are as follows:
March 5-10: NBA All-Star 2020 Break (minus an ASG)
May 16: The regular season ends
May 22: First-round playoffs
June 7: Conference semifinals
June 22: Conference Finals
July 8-22: NBA Finals
The league stated that the Board of Governors’ approved a pre-Christmas start of Dec. 22 with a shortened 72-game schedule. The tentative schedule leaves out an All-Star Game which was reportedly being removed.
While it was known that the training camps start on the 1st of December. The players will have to perform individual workouts for the first 5 days of December, This will also include communicating with the media.
Players can start working out in a group from the 6th of December. They will have 5 days to do so as the NBA preseason games start on the 11th of December.
The season is divided into two halves.
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December 22 will be the NBA opening night. The All-Star break which was shifted from Indiana will start on the 5th of March.
While the second half of the season starts on the 11th of May, there will be Hall of Fame inductions for the Class of 2020. This event will be headlined by Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, and Tim Duncan.