This has been a long and slow-paced offseason for NBA fans. As many of us should be aware, last season’s playoffs ended with Nikola Jokic leading the Denver Nuggets and winning the first title in franchise history by beating Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.
Since then, all that fans have gotten in terms of basketball entertainment has been the NBA Summer League and the 2023 FIBA World Cup. Thankfully, we are now rapidly approaching the backend of the NBA offseason as the season is set to officially begin on October 25, 2023.
Although the regular season commencing is still a few weeks away, the 2023-2024 NBA Preseason is set to start much sooner and will give fans a feeling of what their favorite team will look like for the upcoming season. That said, let us take a closer look and the schedule, time, and other details.
The 2023 NBA preseason begins on October 5, 2023
As many of us know, almost all the teams that failed to win an NBA title last season have made either small or significant changes to their rosters in order to come close to winning a championship. Before they start fighting for seeding in the playoffs, it is important for players to participate in a few preseason games to develop chemistry with their new teammates.
Fans will be happy to hear that the NBA preseason will begin in a few days as the training camps have already started conditioning their stars for the upcoming season. Those who want to watch the preseason games will be able to do so by subscribing to nationally televised channels such as NBA TV, ESPN, ESPN 2, and TNT. Additionally, international fans with the NBA league pass will also have access.
The NBA preseason will begin with Luka Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks taking on Anthony Edwards and the Minnesota Timberwolves for two matches. On October 8, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will be facing off against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. On the same day, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo will play against Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls.
As the next few weeks go on, all the teams will get to play in preseason games to prepare for the regular season. Each team will play in about 6 preseason games, allowing them ample time to get used to a new system or teammates. We look forward to finding out how the 30 teams will fare in the 2023-2024 NBA preseason.