Shams Charania of The Athletic first reported that the NBA is announcing important dates for the 2021-22 season. The important dates include the start and end date of the season, the start of the playoffs, the start of the NBA finals, etc.
Training camps will start on September 28th. The regular season will begin on October 19th. The playoffs start 16th. NBA Finals start June 2nd and end June 19th if the series goes seven games.
The first thing that sticks out about this scheduling is the training camps and the start of the season. There is no precise date when the playoffs will end right now, but the two teams that make it to the finals would only have two and a half months of rest. It will be tough for those two teams because the NBA season is 82 games, and it takes a lot out of players’ bodies.
Next season will be interesting to watch. Some teams will have more rest than others. Rookies and newly acquired players on teams will have more time to gain chemistry with their new teammates. Seeing the schedule is good news as the NBA has been trying to return to normalcy.