NBA Schedule Release: Latest News, Important Dates for the 2022-23 Season originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Almost time to mark your calendars, NBA fans.
The schedule for the 2022-2023 season will be published shortly. Which matchups might be circled has yet to be determined, with much uncertainty remaining in the offseason.
Star players like Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell remain in the trade market, meaning the NBA could see a rare shift in its balance of power late in the offseason. That’s something the league’s schedulers and broadcast partners would probably like to see settled before they schedule prime-time matchups.
Here’s what we know so far about the 2022 NBA schedule…
When will the 2022-23 NBA schedule be released?
Be on the lookout for mid-August.
The New York Times’ Marc Stein reiterated Monday that the league is unlikely to release the full 2022-2023 NBA schedule until after the week ending August 13.
That’s about a week later than usual if the NBA is operating on a standard calendar, as expected this season. Spotrac’s Keith Smith believes the delay could be due to the league waiting to see where the available star players end up.
Internationally, two regular season games are already scheduled, in which the San Antonio Spurs participate intense heat in Mexico City December 17th and the Detroit Pistons take over Chicago Bulls in Paris on January 19th.
When does the 2022 NBA preseason start?
The 2022 NBA preseason begins overseas with the defending champion Warriors of the Golden State take over the Washington Wizard in Tokyo on September 30 for the NBA Japan Games 2022.
The two teams will meet again on October 2nd in Tokyo.
On the same day, the Toronto Raptors will take on the Utah Jazz in Edmonton in the 2022 NBA Canada Series.
Most teams’ preseason schedules are in place, with games beginning in early October and ending on October 14th.
What are the key dates for the 2022-23 NBA season?
9th-10th September: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Anchoring Weekend (Massachusetts)
30 Sept, 2 Oct: Warriors vs. Wizards, NBA Japan Games 2022 (Tokyo)
2 Oct: Raptors vs. Jazz, NBA Canada Series 2022 (Edmonton)
Oct 6, Oct 8: Bucks vs Hawks, Abu Dhabi 2022 Matches (Abu Dhabi)
15 Oct: Raptors vs Celtics, NBA Canada Series 2022 (Montreal)
17 Dec: Spurs vs. Heat, Mexico City
January 19: Pistons vs. Bulls, NBA Paris Game 2023
17-19 February: NBA All-Star Weekend (Utah