NBA announces key dates for 2021-22 season, including opening night on Oct. 19

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Knicks fans at Madison Square Garden 2021 playoffs round 1
Knicks fans at Madison Square Garden 2021 playoffs round 1

The NBA announced several key dates for the 2021-22 regular season on Thursday.

Training camp will start on Sept. 28 with the regular season tipping off on Oct. 19.

The NBA Playoffs will begin on April 16, 2022 with Game 1 of the NBA Finals on June 2, 2022. If the NBA Finals go to a Game 7, that game will be held on June 19, 2022.

The 2022 NBA Draft is scheduled for June 23, 2022.

After an adjusted 2020-21 regular season schedule that began on Dec. 22, 2020, the NBA returns to it's normal October through June calendar.