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Important dates and deadlines for Fantasy Basketball

The Fantasy Basketball season follows the 2021-22 National Basketball Association regular season schedule. The season runs from October 19, 2021 through April 10, 2022.

Registration and draft dates

Team and league registration is open from August 24, 2021 until March 13, 2022.

  • First day for live draft - August 26, 2021
  • Last day for live draft - March 13, 2022

Draft scoring deadlines

For your league to score for the entire NBA season schedule, your live draft must be complete before 11:59 p.m. PT on October 18, 2021. Head-to-head leagues that draft after the deadline begin their season the following week.

If your league is using an offline draft with weekly Monday roster changes, your draft must be complete before 11:59 p.m. PT on October 17, 2021.

If your league is using an offline draft that uses Daily today or Daily tomorrow roster changes, your draft must be complete before 11:59 p.m. PT on October 18, 2021.

End season early dates

  • Rotisserie and Points Leagues can end as early as Week 9 (December 19, 2021).
  • Head-to-Head League's playoffs can start as early as Week 19.

Playoff Schedule

All Head-to-Head Leagues use a multi-week playoff at the end of the season. Review our Playoff overview for more info.

Trade deadlines

  • The trade deadline for all 2021 Public Free and Public Prize Leagues is March 3, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
  • Private Leagues may have a different deadline based on league configuration.