The big deadlines will come fast ... the end of the matching periods for Tyler Johnson and now Allen Crabbe, but there will be a lot of other summertime moments for the Nets ... and their new D-League team, the Long Island Nets.
Here ya go...
July 10 -- Deadline for Heat to match the Nets offer sheet for Tyler Johnson or let the 24-year-old combo guard join the Nets and become a $50 million man. You may have to wait up for the decision. The three-day matching period ends at around 11:59 p.m. Also, it could come earlier. The Heat can match at any point during the three days.
July 11 - Deadline for Blazers to match the Nets offer for Allen Crabbe or let the 24-year-old swingman join the Nets and become a $75 million man. And again, you may have to wait up for the decision.
July 9 - 18 -- Las Vegas Summer League. Nets won't participate in Orlando Summer League this year, ending a decade-long run in the Magic-run league. Last summer, the Nets participated in both Orlando and Las Vegas. Expect Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Chris McCullough, Sean Kilpatrick and Henry Sims to play as well as Isaiah Whitehead. Caris LeVert will not play. D-Leaguers Josh Magette, who played for the L.A. Defenders, and J.J. O'Brien,who played for the Idaho Stampede last year, have accepted the Nets offer, as have at least three undrafted players: Yogi Ferrell of Indiana, Beau Beech of North Florida and Egidius Mockevicius of Evansville. At least Ferrell and Mockevicius have small
July 13 -- Trade exception of $2,170,465 from the Steve Blake trade to Detroit officially expires. If the Nets are over the cap by then, it's our understanding that it can used, but that's unlikely.
July 18 - Team Argentina plays Team Nigeria in an exhibition game in Las Vegas. Juan Pablo Vaulet, the Nets second round pick in the 2015 Draft, is part of the 20-man roster Argentina is taking to Vegas.
July 20 - Team Argentina plays Team Nigeria in an exhibition game in Las Vegas.
July 22 --Team Argentina plays Team USA in a nationally televised exhibition game in Las Vegas. The game will be shown on NBA TV
August 5 - 21 -- Rio Olympics. As of now, no Nets player is likely to play. Juan Pablo Vaulet, the Nets stash, is trying out for the Argentine national team, and now seems to have a decent shot at making the club. Will Weaver, Kenny Atkinson's special assistant, is an assistant coach for Team Australia. He's currently the only Net staff likely to have a role in Rio.
August 14 -- D-League National Tryouts at Basketball City in New York. Players from around the country gather to see if they can get a D-League contract. Normally, about 30 of the 220 entrants find their way onto a D-League roster. Most recent tryout alumni to get an NBA contract: Jonathon Simmons of the Spurs. Registration is $350.
August 31 -- Stretch payment deadline. If the Nets wanted to stretch a player, they must do it by this date. Doubt that happens.
August 31 - September 17 -- FIBA Europe Qualifying Round will play out at various venues. European national teams who didn't make the Olympics or the Olympic qualifying round must compete for places in the FIBA Eurobasket in 2017. New assistant coach Chris Fleming is head coach of German national team so expect him to be over there.
Early September - D-League expansion draft usually takes place around now. The three new clubs - The Long Island Nets, WIndy City Bulls and Greensboro Swarm -- will get a shot at grabbing players from a pool of unprotected players among the league's established teams.
September 10 -- If the Nets don't sign Juan Pablo Vaulet, they must extend him non-guarantee tender by this date or lose his rights and make him an unrestricted free agent. It's highly likely they will retain his rights.
October 1 -- Training camps open with Media Day.
October 11 -- Nets travel to Miami to play the Heat in a preseason game, the only one we know of so far. It will be the farthest the Nets will travel for a preseason game in years. Normally, the team sticks to the Northeast.
Early November - D-League draft. This is a conference call affair, nothing like the big league's extravaganza. The L.I. Nets will have picks.
Mid-November - Long Island Nets open their first season in Barclays Center. Expect it to be a double-header with the Brooklyn Nets.