Billy King says the Nets are just about done, just about set with their roster, other than some training camp invitations. Of the 15 players on the Nets roster, all but two (Jorge Gutierrez and Cory Jefferson) are guaranteed for this season.
Now, it will be all about FIBA. Four international Nets are scheduled to participate in two FIBA tournaments: two each in the FIBA Europe Qualifying Tournament --Mirza Teletovic for Bosnia and Sergey Karasev for Russia-- at the beginning of August; and the FIBA World Cup, in Spain --Bojan Bogdanovic for Croatia and Jorge Gutierrez for Mexico-- at the end of the month. In addition, Mason Plumlee will be working out next week with the USA Select Team, which will practice against the USA entry in the World Cup. Then, there's the "friendly" or exhibition games the international teams play leading up to the tournaments.
Other notable events on the horizon include the release of the NBA schedule around the 1st of the month. Nets training camp is likely to start a bit earlier than October 1, the traditional starting date, because Brooklyn is headed to China where they'll play the Kings the first week of October.
Here's what we know...
July 24 - 26 -- Russia will play Israel and the Czech Republic in a friendly tournament in the Moscow suburb of Novogorsk. Sergey Karasev may play for Russia.
July 26 - 27 -- Bosnia will play Sweden in a friendly two-game set, first in Sarajevo, Bosnia's capital, then in Zenica
July 28 - 31 -- Mason Plumlee will practice with the USA Select Team against Team USA in Las Vegas.
August 1 - 2 -- Croatia, led by Bojan Bogdanovic, will play Canada twice in a friendly two set, both in Brod, Croatia.
August 1 - 3 -- Team Russia plays in a friendly tournament with Germany, Israel and Latvia in Germany. It will be Sergey Karasev's first appearance with Team Russia.
August 1 - 7 -- FIBA Americas CentroBasket. National teams from Central America and Caribbean compete at a tournament in Mexico. Jorge Gutierrez plays for Mexico.
August 4 -- NBA schedules are traditionally released around this date.
August 3 - 5 -- Bosnia will play in a friendly tournament hosted by Italy. Teams from Italy, Serbia and Canada participate.
August 5 - 8 -- Andrei Kirilenko and Lionel Hollins travel to Johannesburg, South Africa, for Basketball without Borders Africa.
August 8 - 10 -- Tres Naciones tournament in Technopolis, Argentina. Host nation will take on Mexico and Brazil.
August 8 - 10 -- Croatia will play in a tournament in France with the host nation, Serbia and Greece participating.
August 10 - 27 -- FIBA Europe Qualifying Tournament, a competition to fill out brackets in FIBA's European championships, called Eurobasket, in 2015. Bosnia opens vs. Great Britain, whose coach is Kidd assistant Joe Prunty. Bosnia will play games vs. Great Britain as well as Iceland in home and away sets. Russia opens with Switzerland in Fribourg and plays vs. Italy and Switzerland in home and away sets.
August 20 - 21 -- Croatia will play in a tournament in Spain against the host country, Mexico and Ukraine. This is the only tournament where two Nets, Bogdanovic and Gutierrez, will play against each other.
August 26 -- Final Croatian warm-up for the FIBA World Cup will take place in Zagreb, Croatia's capital vs. Lithuania.
August 30 – September 14 -- FIBA World Championship in Spain. Gutierrez will play for Mexico, Andray Blatche the Philippines and Bogdanovic for Croatia. The opening game in Sevilla will feature Philippines vs. Croatia, meaning Blatche vs. Bogdanovic. Later that same day in Gran Canaria, it will be Mexico vs. Lithuania.
October 1 -- The traditional date that NBA training camps open. But teams participating in the NBA Global Games, like the Nets, usually start a few days earlier. This may very well be the last Nets camp to be held at the PNY Center in East Rutherford. It's hoped the Nets new facility in Industry City will be ready for the camp in 2015.
October 7 -- Preseason: Nets vs Maccabi Tel Aviv, Barclays Center
October 12 -- Preseason: Nets vs Kings at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai
October 15 -- Preseason: Nets vs Kings at the MasterCard Center in Beijing
October 31 - Nets have to decide on extending Mason Plumlee and Sergey Karasev's rookie contracts into a third year and Marquis Teague's into a fourth year.
We intend to cover it all.