Report: NBA targeting March 25 for 2020-21 season trade deadline

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before an NBA preseason basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

The NBA is targeting March 25 for its 2020-21 season trade deadline, pending Board approval, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

This comes as the league begins to release this season's schedule (and its key dates), the first half of which is expected to be made public this coming Friday. The break (effectively being referred to as this season's all-star break) between that first half and the latter part of the 72-game campaign is set to take place March 5-10.

There is also reportedly a target deadline for players to be waived and remain eligible for post-season rosters: April 9.

Opening night of the NBA season is set for Dec. 22 and will feature two games: The Golden State Warriors vs. the Brooklyn Nets, and the Los Angeles Clippers vs. the Los Angeles Lakers.

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