Report: 2021-22 NBA season to tip off on Oct. 19

After two seasons that were either interrupted or delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA is reportedly returning to a more traditional schedule.

The 2021-22 NBA regular season will start on Oct. 19, with teams opening training camp on Sept. 28, according to The Athletic.

The 2022 NBA playoffs will begin on April 16, and the Finals will start on June 2 and continue as late as June 19, if necessary.

The 2022 NBA Draft will be held on June 23.

This season, which began on Dec. 22, could end as late as July 22. The start of this season was pushed back after the 2019-20 NBA season was stopped and eventually resumed following the onset of the pandemic.