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NBA schedule release date 2022-23: Latest news, rumors on potential announcement from league ahead of new season

Sporting News 8/16/2022 Jordan Greer
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It has only been two months since the Warriors defeated the Celtics in the 2022 NBA Finals to capture their fourth championship in the past eight seasons, yet it's already time for basketball fans to start preparing themselves for a new season.

With the NBA back on a normal calendar after multiple COVID-impacted campaigns and last year's Olympic Games, there was an expectation that the 2022-23 season schedule would be released in early-to-mid August. Is the league still operating on that timeline?

Here's what we know about the 2022-23 schedule release based on recent reports and rumors.

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When will NBA release 2022-23 schedule?

The NBA will announce the 2022-23 schedule on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 3 p.m. ET.

NBA schedule release 2022-23: Reports and rumors

Even though the NBA has yet to officially release the schedule for the 2022-23 season, dates for marquee games have already begun to trickle out.

Opening Night

The 76ers, Celtics, Lakers and Warriors will reportedly take the floor for the NBA's Opening Night doubleheader on Oct. 18.

Christmas Day

The Christmas Day schedule is reportedly set with five star-studded matchups.

The return of the Battle for LA

Because of injuries, we haven't seen LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George battle it out in Los Angeles since Dec. 22, 2020.

Let's hope everyone can stay healthy before the Clippers and Lakers meet on Oct. 20.

Western Conference Semifinals rematch

The Suns will get their first chance to exact revenge on the Mavericks on Oct. 19.

Dallas ended Phoenix's 2021-22 season with a 123-90 win in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

When was the schedule released for the 2021-22 season?

The NBA released its full 2021-22 season schedule on Aug. 20, 2021, though it did share some details before that date. The league revealed the set of games for the first week of the season and Christmas Day on Aug. 17, 2021.

Key dates for 2022-23 NBA season

  • Sept. 9-10: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend
  • Sept. 30, Oct. 2: Warriors, Wizards to play in NBA Japan Games 2022
  • Oct. 2: Raptors, Jazz to play in NBA Canada Series 2022
  • Oct. 6, Oct. 8: Bucks, Hawks to play in Abu Dhabi Games 2022
  • Oct. 15: Raptors, Celtics to play in NBA Canada Series 2022
  • Jan. 19: Pistons, Bulls to play in NBA Paris Game 2023
  • Feb. 17-19: NBA All-Star 2023
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