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NetsDaily Deadlines and Commitments No. 85

Marks and Atkinson at press conference Brooklyn Nets

The off-season is winding down ... and the Nets are still adding to staff and starting to fill out their D-League roster. With that in mind, here’s the latest we have on what’s happening...

August 24 -- D-League expansion draft. Next season, the Greenboro Swarm (Charlotte Hornets affiliate), Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls affiliate), and Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets affiliate) will debut in the D-League. The D-League's 19 current teams can protect 10 players each on their rosters. Don't expect any stars to be drafted. Last year, only one player taken in the expansion draft made the Raptors 905 roster.

August 29 - September 2 -- Third annual Brooklyn Nets Hamptons Basketball Camp Powered by DRIBBL. Kenny Atkinson, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Caris LeVert will be on hand. Southampton Town Recreation Center, 1370A Majors Path in Southampton.

August 31 -- Stretch payment deadline. If the Nets wanted to stretch a player or a player's contract, like Jarrett Jack's $500,000 buyout, 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.

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.

September 24 - Long Island Nets expected to hold their own local tryouts at  the Pratt Recreation Center on LIU Post’s campus, 720 Northern Blvd. in Brookville, N.Y. Player check-in for the tryout will begin at 9 a.m.

September 29 -- Tentative opening of training camps around the league. Media day usually occurs day before.

October 6 -- Nets vs. Pistons in preseason game at Barclays Center, 7:30 p.m.

October 8 -- Nets at Knicks in preseason game at Madison Square Garden, 7:30 p.m.

October 11 -- Nets at Heat in preseason game at American Airlines Arena, 7:30 p.m.

October 13 -- Nets vs. Celtics in preseason game at Barclays Center, 7:30 p.m.

October 17 -- Nets at Celtics in preseason game at TD Garden, 7:30 p.m.

October 20 -- Nets vs. Knicks in preseason game at Barclays Center, 7:30 p.m.

October 25 -- Rosters set for NBA Opening Day

October 26 -- Nets open 2016-17 season in Boston vs. Celtics. 7:30 p.m.

October 28 - Nets home opener at Barclays Center vs. the Pacers. 7:30 p.m.

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.

November 11 - Long Island Nets open their inaugural season vs. Windy City Bulls in Hoffman Estates, IL. 8:00 p.m. ET

November 23 - Long Island Nets home opener at Barclays Center vs. Canton Charge, 1:30 p.m. ET

January 5 -- 10-day contracts may now be signed

January 10 -- All contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season