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Brooklyn Nets international summer ... and fall

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With Mason Plumlee now part of Team USA's preliminary 19-man roster --at least for now, there are five Nets working with national teams in preparation for either the FIBA WOrld Cup --Plumlee with the USA, Bojan Bogdanovic with Croatia and Jorge Gutierrez with Mexico-- or the FIBA EUrope Qualifying Tournament --Mirza Teletovic with Bosnia and Sergey Karasev with Russia.  That's a record.

It's an international summer that also has Lionel Hollins and Andrei Kirilenko heading to South Africa for Basketball Without Borders next week.  And the international will extend into fall, when the Nets play Euroleague powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv in a preseason game at Barclays Center, then fly to China for games vs. the Kings in Beijing and Shanghai.

Here's the schedule.

August 1 - Team USA - Blue vs. White team, Las Vegas, 9 p.m., ESPN. Mason Plumlee will continue to practice with Team USA.

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 full speed 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 3 - 5 -- Bosnia, captained by Mirza Teletovic, 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 16 -- Team USA vs. Brazil, Chicago, 9 p.m., ESPN

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 20 -- Team USA vs. Dominican Republic, New York, 7 p.m., ESPN. Team USA will still have 15 players on the roster, three above the final number.  Plumlee still on the team??

August 22 -- Team USA vs. Puerto Rico, New York, 7 p.m. ESPN

August 26 -- Final Croatian warm-up for the FIBA World Cup will take place in Zagreb, Croatia's capital vs. Lithuania. 

August 26 -- Team USA vs. Slovenia, Spain, 2 p.m. ESPN. Team USA will be down to 12 players for its final World Cup prelim.

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 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

We intend to cover it all.