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Deadlines and Commitments - No. 87

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The Nets, all 20 of them, are on the court at HSS Training Center in Brooklyn. Only Greivis Vasquez and Caris LeVert have any sort of restrictions. Open Practice is Saturday, the first preseason game next Thursday and Opening Night now less than a month away.

TV schedules are set, contracts have been signed. All that has to happen is time to hurry along.

October 1 -- Open Practice, Steinberg Wellness Center, LIU, Brooklyn, 11 a.m.

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 21 -- NBA Preseason ends

October 24 -- Rosters set for NBA Opening Day, also known as "cutdown day." If he makes the team, Chase Budinger’s non-guaranteed deal becomes fully guaranteed at $1.31 million.

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.

October 30 — D-League draft. 2p.m. This is a conference call affair, nothing like the big league's extravaganza. The L.I. Nets will have picks.

October 31 -- Deadline for Nets to extend Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Chris McCullough for 2017-18. A no-brainer. Both are expected to be extended.

October 31 -- NBA D-League training camps open

November 1-9 -- NBA D-League Preseason games (exact dates, locations, TBD)

November 10 — NBA D-League 10-man opening day rosters set by 5 p.m.

November 11 - Long Island Nets open their inaugural season vs. Windy City Bulls in Hoffman Estates, IL. 8:00 p.m. ET. All D-League games are covered live on the league's YouTube Channel.

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

December 15 -- NBA and players union have until today to decide whether to opt out of the Collective Bargaining Agreement one year early, meaning negotiations for a new CBA would start now and current CBA would expire on July 1.

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

January 10 — All contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season. If Jorge Gutierrez, Yogi Ferrell, Egidijus Mockevicius or Beau Beech are still with the big club, their deals get guaranteed.