2020 NBA restart key dates: Playoffs, draft and free-agency schedule


What is the new NBA schedule for the playoffs, draft, free agency and other key events? As players return to their home markets and decide whether to participate in the NBA restart, teams are narrowing their list of travel personnel to the approved 37 people per team. That will be only one of many steps as players on 22 teams resume workouts, quarantine and make their way to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, to conclude the 2019-20 NBA season.

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

Key dates

June 23: Transaction window opened for all 30 teams

Two-way contracts can be converted

Free agents can be signed

Roster players can be waived

June 23-30: Coronavirus testing begins

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

June 28: Last day to waive a player (5:00 p.m. ET)

June 30: Transaction window closes (11:59 p.m. ET)

Last date to sign a contract

2019-20 team payroll is frozen

Last date to convert a two-way contract

July 1: Rosters set for Orlando

July 1: Teams can sign a substitute player (for one who elects not to play in Orlando)

Players who are replaced are not eligible for the remainder of the season.

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