NBA 2020 key restart dates

What is the new NBA schedule for the playoffs, draft, free agency, and other key events?

As the players return to their home markets and decide whether to participate in the NBA restart, the teams narrow their roster of travel personnel to 37 approved people per team. That will be just one of many steps as players from 22 teams resume training, quarantine, and head to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida to wrap up the 2019-20 NBA season.

With the season slated to resume on July 30, here’s a look at the league’s new schedule.

This page will continue to be updated with the latest information.

Key dates

June 23: Transaction window open for all 30 teams

  • Two-way contracts can be converted

  • Free agents can sign

  • Players on the roster can be dropped

June 23-30: Coronavirus test begins

June 27th: Substitute two-way players may be signed (by teams playing in Orlando)

June 28th: Last day to resign a player (5:00 pm ET)

June 30th: The transaction window closes (11:59 pm ET)

  • Last date to sign a contract

  • 2019-20 team roster is frozen

  • Last date to convert a two-way contract

1st of July: Orlando Listings

1st of July: Teams may sign a substitute player (for one who chooses not to play in Orlando)

July 1-9: Individual trainings required

July 7-9: Participating teams travel to Orlando

July 9-29: Team training camp and practice games.

July 30 Planting Games Begin

August 3rd: Last day to withdraw from the draft (college players)

August 15-16: Possible games to play in the East / West conference

17 of August: The first round of the playoffs begins

17 of August: Last day to enter the draft

August 25th: NBA Giveaway

August 31: Conference Semifinal Target Date

TBD: Combine pre-project

September 15-28: Conference end date

September 30th: NBA Finals Target Date

October 6: Last day to withdraw from the draft (international players)

October 13: Last day of the NBA Finals.

October 16: NBA draft

TBD: Salary cap and luxury tax set for 2020-21

October the 17th: Last day to exercise a team or player option (5:00 pm ET)

October the 17th: Last day for a player to receive a qualified offer

October 18: Free agent negotiations can start (6:00 pm ET)

October 19-23: Free agency moratorium (begins at 12:01 am ET)

  • First-round teams can sign contracts

  • Minimum contracts can be signed

  • Restricted free agents can sign an offer sheet

  • Third and fourth year rookie options can be exercised

October 23: Free agency begins (12:00 pm ET)

  • Teams can sign free agents

  • Transactions can be made official

  • Novice and Veterans Scale Contracts can be extended

  • The bid sheets clock starts

Potential free agents: option terms

October 6

October 9

October 11th

October 13

  • DeMar DeRozan, Spurs: $ 27.7 million (player option; if the Spurs do not make the playoffs, the option date will move to seven days after their last game)

October 14th

October 15th

October the 17th

  • Enes Kanter, Celtics: $ 5 million (player option)

  • Semi Ojeleye, Celtics: $ 1.75 million (team option)

  • Garrett Temple, Nets: $ 5.0 million (team option)

  • Otto Porter Jr., Bulls: $ 28.5 million (player option)

  • Andre Drummond, Cavaliers: $ 28.75 million (player option)

  • Willie Cauley-Stein, Mavericks: $ 2.28 million (player option)

  • Tim Hardaway Jr., Mavericks: $ 18.97 million (player option)

  • Jerami Grant, Nuggets: $ 9.34 million (player option)

  • Austin Rivers, Rockets: $ 2.4 million (player option)

  • David Nwaba, Rockets: $ 1.8 million (player option)

  • JaMychal Green, Clippers: $ 5.0 million (player option)

  • Avery Bradley, Lakers: $ 5.0 million (player option)

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lakers: $ 8.5 million (player option)

  • JaVale McGee, Lakers: $ 4.2 million (player option)

  • Rajon Rondo, Lakers: $ 2.7 million (player option)

  • Jontay Porter, Grizzlies: $ 1.5 million (team option)

  • Kelly Olynyk, Heat: $ 12.2 million (player option)

  • James Johnson, Timberwolves: $ 16.0 million (player option)

  • Bobby Portis, Knicks: $ 15.8 million (team option)

  • Hamidou Diallo, Thunder: $ 1.7 million (team option)

  • Mike Muscala, Thunder: $ 2.3 million (player option)

  • Abdel Nader, Thunder: $ 1.75 million (player option)

  • James Ennis III, Magic: $ 2.1 million (player option)

  • Melvin Frazier Jr., Magic: $ 1.66 million (team option)

  • Cheick Diallo, Suns: $ 1.8 million (team option)

  • Frank Kaminsky, Suns: $ 5 million (team option)

Warranty Dates

October the 17th

October 18

October 19

October 21

October 22

  • Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Pistons: $ 0 to $ 1.66 million

  • Norvel Pelle, 76ers: $ 0 to $ 1.5 million

October 23

October 24th

Eligible Veteran Extension

October 18

  • Celtics: Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart and Semi Ojeleye

  • Networks: Rodions Kurucs

  • Hornets: Nicolas Batum, Devonte ‘Graham and Cody Zeller

  • Bulls: Cristiano Felicio, Zach LaVine and Otto Porter Jr.

  • Cavaliers: Andre Drummond and Dante Exum

  • Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr. and Jalen Brunson

  • Nuggets: Monte Morris, Jerami Grant, Will Barton, Gary Harris and Keita Bates-Diop

  • Pistons: Blake Griffin, Tony Snell, Khyri Thomas, Bruce Brown and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

  • Warriors: Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins

  • Rockets: PJ Tucker, James Harden and Russell Westbrook

  • Pacers: Victor Oladipo, TJ Warren, and Doug McDermott

  • Clippers: Lou Williams

  • Lakers: LeBron James and Anthony Davis

  • Grizzlies: Gorgui Dieng, Justise Winslow and Kyle Anderson

  • Heat: Kelly Olynyk

  • Dollars: Giannis Antetokounmpo and Ersan Ilyasova

  • Timberwolves: James Johnson and Jarred Vanderbilt

  • Pelicans: Jrue Holiday

  • Knicks: Mitchell Robinson

  • Thunder: Dennis Schroder, Chris Paul, Abdel Nader, Hamidou Diallo and Steven Adams

  • Magic: Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon and Melvin Frazier Jr.

  • 76ers: Joel Embiid and Josh Richardson

  • Suns: Elie Okobo

  • Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic and Gary Trent Jr.

  • Reyes: Nemanja Bjelica

  • Spurs: DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Aldridge, Chimezie Metu and Patty Mills

  • Raptors: Norman Powell

  • Jazz: Mike Conley, Rudy Gobert (supermax) and Georges Niang

  • Magicians: John Wall and Isaac Bonga

Eligible Rookie Extension

October 18

Trade exceptions expire

October 23

October 24th

  • Warriors: $ 17.2 million

  • Grizzlies: $ 3.4 million