The 2018-19 NBA season will be the 73rd season of the National Basketball Association(NBA). The pre-season matches will start from 28th September 2018 while the regular season will begin on 16th October 2018.
The playoffs will begin from 13th April 2019 and will conclude with the NBA Finals ending in June 2019. The 2019 NBA All-Star Game will be played on 17th February 2019 at the Spectrum Centre, which is the home ground of Michael Jordan owned Charlotte Hornets.
Some of the major retirements following to the 2018-19 season of NBA are:
Head Coach Changes
A total of eight head coach changes have taken place for the coming NBA season. Some of the major ones were:
Some of the major player movements this season are :
The pre-season will begin on 28th September as Charlotte Hornets will face Boston Celtics. It will end on 12th October with the last match being between Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers.
Pre Season International Games
Toronto Raptors will play two pre-season games in Canada. The first one will be against Portland Trail Blazers in Vancouver on 29th September. The other one will be played on 10th October against Brooklyn Nets at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
The Dallas Mavericks and the Philadelphia 76ers will play two pre-season games in China on 5th and 8th October.
The regular season will begin on 16th October 2018 and will end on 10th April 2019. The first match of the season will be played between Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics. The 26 weeks regular season will end with the match between Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers.
Regular Season International Games
Washington Wizards will play New York Knicks at the O2 Arena in London on 17th January 2019.
Orlando Magic will play Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz at Mexico City Arena on 13th and 15th December 2018 respectively.
|Miami Heat||American Airlines Arena, Miami|
|Dallas Mavericks||American Airlines Center, Dallas|
|Orlando Magic||Amway Center, Orlando|
|San Antonio Spurs||AT&T Center, San Antonio|
|Indiana Pacers||Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis|
|Brooklyn Nets||Barclays Center, Brooklyn|
|Washington Wizards||Capital One Arena, Washington D.C.|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City|
|Memphis Grizzlies||FedEx Forum, Memphis|
|Milwaukee Bucks||Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee|
|Sacramento Kings||Golden 1 Center, Sacramento|
|Detroit Pistons||Little Caesars Arena, Detroit|
|New York Knicks||Madison Square Garden, New York|
|Portland Trail Blazers||Moda Center, Portland|
|Golden State Warriors||Oracle Arena, Oakland|
|Denver Nuggets||Pepsi Center, Denver|
|Cleveland Cavaliers||Quicken Loans Arena,Cleveland|
|Toronto Raptors||Scotiabank Arena, Toronto|
|New Orleans Pelicans||Smoothie King Center, New Orleans|
|Charlotte Hornets||Spectrum Center, Charlotte|
|Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers||Staples Center, Los Angeles|
|Atlanta Hawks||State Farm Arena, Atlanta|
|Phoenix Suns||Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Target Center, Minneapolis|
|Boston Celtics||TD Garden, Boston|
|Houston Rockets||Toyota Center, Houston|
|Chicago Bulls||United Center, Chicago|
|Utah Jazz||Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City|
|Philadelphia 76ers||Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia|
This will be Golden State Warriors’ final season at Oracle Arena before moving to the new Chase Center in San Francisco.
The Atlanta Hawks’ home arena has been renamed to State Farm Arena from Philips Arena.
The Toronto Raptors has been renamed to Scotiabank Arena from Air Canada Centre.
This will be the Milwaukee Bucks’ first season at the new Fiserv Forum after playing at the Bradley Center from 1998 to 2018.
Three different rule changes will be implemented, starting with this season onward. These changes include shortening the game clock from 24 seconds to 14 seconds during offensive rebounds, simplifying the clear path foul and expanding the definition of hostile act.