Lots going on since our last calendar, including dates for preseason and regular season and the addition of Donal Sloan on a partial guarantee, the team's (league-leading) fifth partial. We added information on all the preseason games and first few regular season contests. With the schedule now released, three partially guaranteed players now know what their real timetable is for contract guarantees.
August 14 -- European friendlies begin in earnest with Bojan Bogdanovic and Croatia playing Dirk Nowitzki and Germany in Zagreb, Croatia, and Andrea Bargnani and Italy playing Latvia in Tbilisi, Georgia, start of a three-day tournament. Both games start this afternoon, New York time.
September 1 -- Markel Brown gets another $200,000 on his guarantee, bringing his total to $350,000.
September 5 - Eurobasket begins in France, Croatia, Germany and Latvia. Both Croatia and Italy have solid teams and both want to finish in the top two. That's enough to get an automatic invitation to the Rio de Janiero Olympics a year from now. The games go through September 20, only a week or so before the Nets open camp.
September 8 -- New deadline for Bruce Ratner and Forest City Enterprises to resolve their debt issues with Mikhail Prokhorov. FCE, Ratner's parent company, and ONEXIM, Prokhorov's, may also be in talks for a larger deal, in which Prokhorov would gain full control of the Nets and Barclays Center.
September 28 -- Likely date for Media Day at Barclays Center, the first official gathering for the new roster.
September 29 -- Brown's salary is fully guaranteed for the season at $845,000.
October 1 -- Training camp opens, but not at the new $45 million HSS Training facility on 39th Street in the Industry City section of Brooklyn. It won't be ready until February around the time of the All-Star Break. So will it be held in New Jersey ... or will they go back to Duke like they did two years ago. Teams can bring as many as 20 players to camp. The last two years, the Nets have invited 19 and 17 players. The Nets currently have 17 players on their roster.
October 5 -- First preseason game, Nets vs. Fenerbahce Ulker of Istanbul. Bojan Bogdanovic vs. Bogdan Bogdanovic, 7:30 p.m.
October 8 -- Nets vs. Pistons preseason game in Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
October 10 -- Nets vs. 76ers preseason game in Albany, NY, 3:00 p.m.
October 14 -- Nets vs. Celtics preseason game at Barclays Center, 7:30 p.m.
October 18 -- Nets vs. 76ers preseason game at Barclays Center, 1:00 p.m.
October 19 -- Nets vs. Celtics preseason game at TD Garden, 7:30 p.m.
October 24 -- The Nets have a trade exception for $1,120,920 they received for sending Marquis Teague to the 76ers on October 25 of last year. The trade exception will expire if it isn’t used before Oct. 24, 2015.
October 26 -- Roster cutdown day. NBA teams must get down to 15. Normally, at least one cut is made prior to cutdown day.
October 28 -- Opening Night, Nets vs. Bulls at Barclays Center, 7:30 p.m.
-- If they're still on the roster ... Quincy Miller receives a guaranteed $100,000 bringing his total to $150,000; Ryan Boatright receives $125,000, bringing his total to $200,000; and Willie Reed's deal becomes fully guaranteed at $947,000.
October 30 -- Nets vs. Spurs at ATT Center, San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
October 31 -- Nets vs. Grizzlies, FedEx Forum, Memphis, 8:00 p.m.
-- Nets must decide on Sergey Karasev's fourth year option, at $2.5 million.
November 1 -- If he's still on the team, Donald Sloan gets $200,000 guarantee. If cut before this, he receives $50,000.
November 2 -- Nets vs. Bucks, Barclays Center, 7:30 p.m.
November 15 -- If he's still on the team, Quincy Miller gets an additional $125,000 guarantee, giving him a grand total of $275,000.
December 12 -- Two trade exceptions, including the Nets biggest one expire. They are the $3,326,235 TE acquired in the Andrei Kirilenko trade and the $816,482 TE acquired in the Jorge Gutierrez trade. For trade purposes, another $100,000 can be added to any TE's value.
December 15 -- All free agents signed during the off-season other than Brook Lopez can be traded.
January 10 -- All partially guaranteed contracts get fully guaranteed.
January 15 -- Brook Lopez can be traded