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Deadlines and Commitments - LXXIX


Here it is, your guide to the off-season, with dates for the remaining pre-draft combine to the opening of training camp and including details on free agency and amnesty signings.

The most intent period will be, as usual, between the draft, on June 27, and free agency signings. Last year, the Nets had 14 players on the roster by the end of July, adding Josh Childress in September. Of course, last season the Nets added 11 new players. For the same reason, the Nets won't run a free agent mini-camp as they did last summer. It didn't produce any players, but did produce never-to-be-forgotten images of Adam Morrison's hair.

And no, there's no date set for the announcement of a new coach. That said, here's the calendar, starting next week.

May 28-29 - Minnesota Group Workout at Timberwolves practice facility in Minneapolis. Another 22 players with hoop dreams will be on hand for measurements, drills and 3-on-3 scrimmages. The Nets group workout is the only one to have 5-on-5.

June - Individual workouts at PNY Center will take place throughout the month. Only confirmed workout so far: Jamaal Franklin of San Diego State, a 6'5" swingman.

June 8-10 - Adidas EuroCamp, Treviso, Italy. The leading pre-draft combine for overseas players. Nets liked what they saw from Toko Shengelia here last year. Expect a number of top candidates, like Sergey Karasev of Russia and Dario Saric of Croatia to be on hand.

June 27 -- NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Nets have their own first round pick, but no second round pick. Last year, the Nets used $2.75 million of their $3 million cash limit to buy second round picks used to acquire Tyshawn Taylor and Shengelia. If they don't use the $3 million on Draft Night, they lose it three days later. Tickets available here.

June 30 -- Presumably, C.J. Watson will have decided on his player option for 2013-14 by this date. If he opts in, he will be paid $1.1 million. Contracts for basketball operations staff expire ... as does the Nets $3 million cash limit for 2012-13.

July 1 -- Andray Blatche, Jerry Stackhouse and Keith Bogans become unrestricted free agents. Free agents can begin talking with teams, but cannot officially sign until July 11. Rumors of signings begin hours after the midnight opening bell. New $3 million cash limit is put in place for the 2013-14 season.

July 7-12 - Orlando Summer League, which includes the Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers. Expect Taylor, Shengelia, Kris Joseph and the Nets pick(s) to participate. Will Bojan Bogdanovic play? He won't be signed but the Nets have played unsigned international draft picks before.

July 8 - European teams will hold first familiarization practices in their home nations as they begin preparations for FIBA Eurobasket.

July 11 - First day free agents can sign contracts. Will Nets be signing Bogdanovic? Also, beginning of one-week amnesty period during which the 15 teams who can still drop players will decide whether to do so. Possible amnesty candidates include: Tyrus Thomas of the Charlotte Bobcats, Metta World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers, Charlie Villanueva of the Detroit Pistons, Linas Kleiza of the Toronto Raptors and Drew Gooden of the Milwaukee Bucks. Because they are over the cap, the Nets cannot participate in the blind auction that takes place after a player is put on waivers. They can sign a player if no other team bids on him, as they did with Andray Blatche and Josh Childress.

July 27 - European national teams gather for full practices and "friendly" games prior to start of FIBA Eurobasket.

August 1 - First guarantee in Kris Joseph contract comes due. If he is still under contract, he gets a $100,000 guarantee. He gets a second guarantee of another $100,000 on October 29, roster cutdown day. His contract remains partially guaranteed through the first week of January when all contracts are guaranteed.

August 30 - September 11 - FIBA Tournament of the Americas in Caracas, Venezuela. Will Kris Joseph play for Team Canada? He is on the preliminary roster. Because they won the Olympic gold medal, Team USA gets a bye this summer.

September 4 - 22 - FIBA Eurobasket, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Mirza Teletovic (Bosnia), Toko Shengelia (Georgia), Bojan Bogdanovic (Croatia) and Ilkan Karaman (Turkey) have all made commitments to their countries' national teams. Mike Fratello will coach Ukraine. Games will be televised on line. NBA training camp begins a week after the tournament concludes. On September 5, Croatia will play Georgia ... Bojan vs. Toko.

October 1 - Training camp opens at PNY Center.