Anyone anxiously awaiting the release of the 2022/23 schedule will have to wait a little longer, according to NBA insider Marc Stein ( Twitter link ). Sources told Stein that the plan is not expected to be unveiled until next week, with a mid-August date.
The league usually releases its schedule in the second week of August, though it has been affected by shortened breaks due to the pandemic the last two years. Last year’s schedule was released on August 20.
Potential trades involving Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Donovan Mitchell could delay that process this summer as the drafters wait to see if any of those situations can be resolved before locking down dates on mainstream television. Not much is known about the upcoming season, including league-wide media days on Sept. 26, followed by the start of training camp a day later. The Pistons and Bulls will travel to France for NBA Paris on Jan. 19, according to the league’s website, and All-Star Weekend is scheduled for Feb. 17-19 in Salt Lake City.
The preseason schedule is almost set, starting with the defending champion Warriors taking on the Wizards in Tokyo for two games on September 30th and October 2nd. The Raptors and Jazz meet on October 2nd in Edmonton, the Bucks and Hawks are in Abu Dhabi on October 6th and 8th, and the Raptors and Celtics play on October 15th in Montreal. Based on previous schedules, the 2022/23 regular season is likely to end on October 18.