When does the NBA regular season start? Key dates for training camp, preseason entering 2022-23 season

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Are you already jonesing for your next fix of NBA basketball? Do the summer months drag on way too long between the last game of the NBA Finals and the tipoff of the new NBA season? It's never too early to start thinking abut the next season, right? Right?

Despite the long break, the new NBA season will be here before you know it, and with it comes a new sense of hope for fans and their team's fortunes after an offseason of signings and trades.

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The Warriors cemented their dynasty by winning the 2021-22 NBA championship, their fourth title in the last eight seasons. But hot on their heels will be teams from the East like the Bucks, who are looking to reclaim their throne, and the Celtics, who finally broke through their Eastern Conference Finals barrier.

Over in the West, the Suns, Nuggets and Mavericks will all be looking to topple the champs.

When does the 2022-23 NBA season actually tip off? And what are some of the key dates for next season? The Sporting News has you covered.

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When does the NBA season start for 2022-23?

  • NBA regular season start date: Oct. 18, 2022

Official dates for training camps and the start of the regular season have not yet been announced, but training camps will start in late September, with the regular season beginning weeks later in October.

The 2022-23 NBA season will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

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The Warriors will receive their championship rings when they host the Lakers as part of opening night. The Celtics will be hosting the 76ers in the first game of the opening night double-header. 

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Key dates for the 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. 6, Oct. 8: Bucks, Hawks to play in Abu Dhabi Games 2022
  • Oct. 18: NBA regular season start date
  • Dec. 17: Spurs, Heat to play in NBA Mexico City Game 2022
  • Jan. 19: Pistons, Bulls to play in NBA Paris Game 2023
  • Feb. 17-19: NBA All-Star 2023 in Salt Lake City
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Nick Metallinos is digital content producer for NBA Australia