2018 WNBA Key Dates and Preseason Schedule

Sept. 26, 2017 (Minneapolis) – 2017 WNBA Finals Game Two. Photo © Lee Michaelson.

Key Dates

April 29: Training camps open

May 4-15: Preseason games
May 17: Final roster cut-down deadline — 12 players, 5 p.m. ET
May 18: WNBA Tip-Off 2018

June: WNBA Pride Month

July 23: Trade deadline, 8 p.m. ET
July 28:  WNBA All-Star Game– Minneapolis, 3:30 PM ET

August: WNBA FIT Month
August: WNBA Breast Health Awareness
August 19: End of regular season
August 21: Playoffs begin

September 16: Last possible Finals date
September 22-30: FIBA Women’s World Cup, Tenerife, Spain

Preseason Schedule

May 6

Washington 90, Minnesota 85

Atlanta 78, Chicago 61

Las Vegas 98, Chinese National Team 63

May 7

Indiana 79, Chicago 65

Dallas 76,  New York 69

Connecticut 68, Los Angeles 65

May 8

Phoenix vs. Seattle, KeyArena (WA), 3 PM ET

Los Angeles vs. New York, Mohegan Sun Arena (CT), 5 PM ET

Connecticut vs. Dallas, Mohegan Sun Arena (CT), 7 PM ET

May 11

Atlanta vs. Connecticut, Webster Bank Arena (CT), 7 PM ET

May 12

Washington vs. Indiana, Bob Carpenter Center (DE), 7 PM ET

Los Angeles vs. Chinese National Team, Pasadena City College (CA), 5 PM ET

Minnesota vs. Chicago, Target Center (MN), 8 PM ET

Seattle vs. Phoenix, Talking Stick Resort Arena (AZ), 10 PM ET

May 13

Las Vegas vs. Dallas, College Park Center (TX), 3 PM ET

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