NBA playoffs start date, other key NBA dates for 2016-17 season
Info on the playoffs, NBA Draft and other important dates
When the NBA regular season ends, the real season begins. The two-month long trek that is the NBA playoffs is grueling, which makes it all the more rewarding when a team hoists the trophy in June.
What was once thought of as a two-horse race between the Warriors and Cavs has gained some more competition thanks to an injury to Kevin Durant and a second-half slump by Cleveland. It might take more work than we thought to get a rubber match in this year’s NBA Finals.
Below is the start date for the NBA playoffs, along with other key dates for the 2016-17 season.
|Event||Date||Time (if applicable)|
|NBA Trade Deadline||Feb. 23||3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT|
|Regular season ends||April 12|
|Playoff rosters set||April 14||3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT|
|NBA playoffs begin||April 15|
|Conference Semifinals begin||May 1|
|NBA Draft Combine||May 9-14|
|Conference Finals begin||May 16|
|NBA Draft Lottery||May 16|
|NBA Finals begin||June 1|
|NBA Draft early entry withdrawl deadline||June 12||5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT|
|2017 NBA Draft||June 22|
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