This offseason for Dallas Mavericks fans has felt like an eternity.
After making the playoffs for the previous three seasons, the Mavs missed the playoffs last season, and their offseason started much earlier than expected.
Throughout this offseason, there has been exciting building around the Mavs as Luka Doncic has slimmed down, they drafted two defensive-minded players in Dereck Lively II and Olivier-Maxence Prosper, and made some big-time free agency moves.
And basketball is almost back. The Mavs open up the regular season on October 25 against the San Antonio Spurs, and before that, have training camp and four preseason games. Here is everything you need to know ahead of the Mavs' 2023-24 season.
When does NBA training camp start?
NBA training camp begins on September 27, but only for the teams participating in games outside of North America (Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves). Mavs and Timberwolves players can start reporting to their teams on September 26 (after 11 a.m. local time).
For the rest of the league, players can start reporting to their teams on October 2 (after 11 a.m. local time), with training camp starting on October 3.
When is Mavericks media day?
According to an email sent to Mavericks media members by their public relations department, Mavericks media day is on Friday, September 29, at 10 a.m. at the American Airlines Center.
In the past, the Mavs have held their media day at the start of training camp, but since they are awarded two days of extra practice before their games in Abu Dhabi, they are having it later.
When does the Mavericks preseason begin?
The Mavericks and Timberwolves game on October 5 officially starts the NBA preseason. Dallas' preseason games are as follows:
- October 5, 2023: at Minnesota Timberwolves (in Abu Dhabi)
- October 7, 2023: at Minnesota Timberwolves (in Abu Dhabi)
- October 10, 2023: at Real Madrid
- October 20, 2023: vs Detroit Pistons
When does the Mavericks roster have to be set for the 2023-24 season?
The deadline for teams to set their rosters is on October 23 at 5 p.m. ET, as NBA opening day is the following day.