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Deadlines and Commitments - No. 108

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Sean Marks has made his first big deal of the season, sending Trevor Booker to Philadelphia for Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas and the Knicks 2019 second round pick. The Nets also waived Sean Kilpatrick.

It’s unlikely to be the final transaction of the season. The Nets are all about acquiring talent and there should be other opportunities between now and the trade deadline in early February.

December 11 - First team practice with Okafor and Stauskas at HSS Training Center.

December 12 - First game for Okafor and Stauskas will be eligible and ready to play, vs. Wizards at Barclays Center. Will they be active? Will they play?

December 15 - First day that free agents signed before September 16 can be traded. in the Nets case, that only applies to Tyler Zeller who was signed September 11. More than 90 players now become available.

December 15 - DeMarre Carroll returns to Toronto for first time since July trade.

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

January 10 - Spencer Dinwiddie’s $1,524,305 contract fully guarantees for 2017-18. His contract extends through 2018-19. All NBA contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season.

January 10-13 - G-League Showcase 2018 (Mississauga, ON). All 26 G-League teams gather for a showcase attended by NBA GM’s and scouts. Last gathering of NBA GM’s before trade deadline.

January 15 - Last day the Nets can apply to NBA for a Disabled Player Exception on Jeremy Lin’s contract. Exceptions are usually granted within a week after an NBA physician reviews the player’s medical records. Restrictions apply.

January 15 - Two-Way contracts guaranteed. For the Nets, that currently means Yakuba Quattara and Jacob Wiley. Two-way contract players can be waived up until this date.

January 31 - The Philadephia 76ers come to Barclays Center, the first chance for Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas to exact revenge on Philly for burying them on the bench early in the season.

February 2 - Brook Lopez returns to Barclays Center for the first time since the June trade.

February 8 - NBA trade deadline, 3:00 p.m. The deadline is two weeks earlier than it has been in recent years. It now comes before All Star weekend.

February 16-18 - NBA All-Star 2018 (Los Angeles, CA)

February 22 - NBA G-League trade deadline, 3 p.m. ET

March 1 - NBA Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline. A player has to have been waived by this date to be eligible for playoff rosters.

March 10 - Last day DPE’s can be exercised. As noted, restrictions apply.

March 16 - Nets play the 76ers at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Okafor and Stauskas’ first game back in Philly.

March 24 - G-League regular season ends

March 27 - G-League Postseason begins (earliest possible start date)

April 11 - NBA Regular Season ends.

April 13 - Rosters set for NBA Playoffs 2018, 3 p.m. ET

April 14 - NBA Playoffs 2018 begin.

June 21 - NBA Draft. The Nets have the Raptors lottery-protected pick in the first round, the less favorable of the Lakers and Magic picks in the second round and if the Pacers fail to make the playoffs, their second round pick.

June 29 - Lin can exercise his player option and opt out of his $12.5 million salary for 2018-19.

June 30 - Nets can exercise their team option on Isiah Whitehead’s $1.5 million non-guaranteed salary for 2018-19. (Tyler Zeller also has no guarantee for 2018-19, but Nets don’t have a deadline to make a hard decision on his $1.9 million salary.)

July 1 - Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas, Quincy Acy, and Joe Harris become free agents.