When does the NBA regular season start? Key training camp dates, pre-season entering 2022-23 season



Are you ready for your next dose of NBA basketball yet? Do the summer months drag on too long between the last game of the NBA Finals and the start of the new NBA season? It’s never too early to start thinking about next season, right? Right?

Despite the long hiatus, the new NBA season will be here before you know it, and with it comes a new sense of hope for fans and their team’s fortunes after an offseason of signings and trades.

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The Warriors cemented their dynasty by winning the 2021-22 NBA championship, their fourth title in the last eight seasons. But hot on their heels will be Eastern teams like the Bucks, who are looking to reclaim their throne, and the Celtics, who finally broke through the barrier in the Eastern Conference Finals.

In the West, the Suns, Nuggets and Mavericks will all be looking to topple the champions.

When does the 2022-23 NBA season actually start? And what are the key dates for next season? The Sporting News has you covered.

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When does the NBA season start for 2022-23?

  • NBA regular season start date: October 18, 2022

Official dates for training camps and the start of the regular season have yet to be announced, but training camps will begin in late September, with the regular season starting weeks later in October.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the 2022-23 NBA season will begin on Tuesday, October 18.

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The Warriors will receive their championship rings when they host the Lakers on opening night. As the NBA season usually opens with a doubleheader, the other half of the opening night schedule has yet to be released.

The key dates for the 2022-23 NBA season

  • September 9-10: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
  • September 30, October 2: Warriors, Wizards to play NBA Japan Games 2022
  • October 6, October 8: The Bucks and Hawks will play at the 2022 Abu Dhabi Games
  • October 18: NBA regular season start date
  • January 19: Pistons and Bulls will play in the NBA Paris Game 2023
  • February 17-19: NBA All-Star 2023 in Salt Lake City