Now that everyone has gotten the NBA bug again with the first round of summer league play and the Olympics discussions heating up, a common question asked by fans is when does the 2016-17 NBA schedule get released? When you add in the crazy free agent signings that we have seen so far this off-season with the increase in the NBA salary cap, and the 2016-17 NBA regular season schedule announcement is one of the most anticipated in recent memory. Over the past number of years, the NBA has historically released the schedule during the later portions of the second week of August. This would put this season’s release right in the middle of the 2016 Rio Olympics, so we will have to see if the NBA holds off for a week or two to allow the Games to finish or not this season. While you are waiting for the schedule release, we have the 2016 Olympics basketball schedule and the overall printable Olympics schedule posted for you to download and enjoy the 2016 Summer Games.
When is the NBA Schedule going to be Released?
In 2015, the NBA released the regular season schedule on August 12, 2015. NBA fans can typically expect a similar schedule release timeline for this season for all 30 NBA teams to include the Golden State Warriors who made one of the biggest splashes in the NBA free agency market this offseason with the signing of superstar Kevin Durant (KD). Many NBA fans are looking forward to the schedule release to book their tickets early to check out the Warriors vs Thunder matchups for this coming regular season to see how KD does against Russell Westbrook and his old team. The next most anticipated matchup looks to be the rematch of the NBA finals when Golden State takes on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. During the 2015-16 NBA regular season schedule, the Warriors and the Thunder faced off a total of three times. Most expect the two teams to play each other three to four times during the upcoming regular season. Once we have more information on the exact date in August the NBA releases the regular season schedules, we will let you know. Until then, enjoy some good Olympic Basketball!