Key NBA dates: playoffs, drafts and free agency

Reportedly, the NBA has decided on the dates for the playoffs, the NBA Draft, the free agency and more.

The league currently plans to restart the season suspended on July 30 in Orlando, Florida. Here are some key dates to know, through Adrian Wojnarowski and Yahoo! by ESPN Sports’ Keith Smith:

August 17: deadline for the NBA draft with early registration
August 25: NBA Draft Lottery
October 6: early withdrawal date
October 13: NBA Finals Game 7 (if necessary)
October 16: NBA draft
October 18: the free agency starts at 18:00 (with a period of moratorium on offers from 19 to 23 October)
If things go as planned – guaranteed, there have been recent spikes of coronaviruses in Florida – the NBA could have the Finals, writing and starting a free agency within a week.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania had previously reported some reboot dates scheduled for the league last week.