The Detroit Pistons will begin the 2021-22 season in October of this year as the sports world continues its slow and steady return to normalcy. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania the NBA informed teams of key dates for the 2021-22 season.
The last two NBA seasons were upended due to the ongoing coronavirus. The 2019-20 season was suspended last March before it returned to action in the NBA Bubble last July in Orlando, Fl.
In order to accommodate the playoffs, the 2020-21 schedule was pushed back with the NBA Draft taking place in November and the regular season beginning in December.
Detroit felt the sting of the last two unconventional NBA seasons. They missed out on the bubble and lost some competitive minutes for their young players. Then they missed out on valuable offseason work due to the cancelation of last year’s Summer League and the shortened training camp.
Now Detroit will have plenty of time to commit to the offseason work that can continue to help in the restoration of the franchise.
Here are the reported key dates for the 2021-22 season:
- Sept. 28: Training camp starts
- Oct. 19: Regular season starts
- April 16: Playoffs start
- June 2: Finals Game 1
- June 19: Finals Game 7
- June 23: 2022 NBA Draft