When does NBA Training Camp start? Dates Spurs fans need to know

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The NBA offseason has been a monotonous marathon for diehard hoop heads over the last couple of months, but the finish line is finally in sight as training camp is right around the corner. While watching the FIBA World Cup unfold has scratched the basketball itch, San Antonio Spurs fans are ready to see their favorite franchise kick off the Victor Wembanyama era.

When do NBA training camps begin?

Teams that are participating in preseason games outside of the United States can start training camp on September 27th. San Antonio is not part of that group, and they must wait another week before all the positional battles and on-court activities commence.

The Spurs will officially open training camp on October 3rd, and their veterans can begin reporting to the team on October 2nd at 11 AM CT. Their brand-new, state-of-the-art practice facility at The Rock at La Cantera should open in time to host training camp.

When will the Spurs host Media Day?

San Antonio has not announced a date for Media Day, but the ball club held this event one day before training camp opened last season. Should that be the case this year, Media Day could fall on October 2nd, but Air Alamo will update readers as information comes in.

When does the Spurs preseason start?

The NBA preseason kicks off on October 5th, but the Spurs will not play their first exhibition matchup until October 9th. Below is a look at all the times, dates, locations, and broadcast information for their five-game preseason schedule.

Spurs @ Thunder on Oct. 9th at 7:00 PM CT (NBA TV)
Spurs vs. Heat on Oct. 13th at 7:00 PM CT (TNT)
Spurs vs. Rockets on Oct. 16th at 7:00 PM CT
Spurs vs. Rockets on Oct. 18th at 7:00 PM CT
Spurs @ Warriors on Oct. 20th at 9:00 PM CT (NBA TV)

San Antonio will also host their annual Silver & Black Open Scrimmage on October 7th at Frost Bank Center. This is a free event, and Spurs fans can find every detail they need to know by looking at our latest article that explains how to secure tickets.

When will the Spurs finalize their roster?

The deadline to finalize opening day rosters for the upcoming season is October 23rd at 4 PM CT. San Antonio has 20 players on the roster, but their front office must trim that number to 15 standard deals and three two-way contracts under the latest CBA.