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NBA schedule release for 2021-22 season expected within days

Less than a month after the Milwaukee Bucks won a championship, the NBA schedule release for the 2021-’22 season is closing in.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks hoisted the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy on July 20, celebrating their championship. Now, with Summer League nearing its conclusion, we’re closing in on schedules for the 2021-’22 regular season coming out.

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According to Substack’s Marc Stein. an NBA schedule release is expected within the next 10 days and there is a real possibility games are revealed by the end of next week.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NBA was forced to make unprecedented changes to its schedules in recent years. The NBA bubble forced a delayed start to a 72-game regular season this past year, ending with a champion being crowned in July.

With young players now wrapping up play in the NBA Summer League, training camp is next on the docket. Camp begins on Sept. 28 and it won’t take long before the 2021-’22 NBA season tips off.

When the NBA schedule release happens, fans can count on the league returning to an 82-game season. It’s also very possible the Bucks will be one of the first games to kick off the new campaign.

The NBA season will start on Oct. 19, but fans might be even more excited to see what teams are playing on Christmas Day.