The schedule is out and the Nets are at 18 players after the signings of Jacob Wiley, Milton Doyle and Jeremy Senglin.
Timofey Mozgov and Yakuba Ouattara are set to play for their national teams in FIBA Europe. And we’re three to four weeks away from the opening of training camp!!
We only list the regular season highlights, not the full schedule. That can be found here.
August 23 - G-League expansion draft. Long Island Nets can protect up to nine players rights in this year’s draft. With four new teams, current teams likely to lose at least two players.
August 31 to September 17 — Eurobasket 2017 in Turkey. As of now, only two players on the roster are eligible: Yakuba “Billy” Ouatarra, the Ghanian-French shooting guard the Nets signed to a two-way deal, is on the preliminary roster for France. Timofey Mozgov, who is on the Russian roster. Also, it will be Nets assistant coach Chris Fleming’s last turn as Germany’s national team coach.
August 31 — Last day teams may waive players and apply the stretch provision to their 2017/18 salaries. Unlikely for any of the Nets players, but maybe there’s a free agent out there the Nets would be interested in.
September 5 - Nets must renew their offers to any stashed players. As of now, that means Vaulet and Vezenkov, taken last Thursday night at No. 57. Not an issue for either.
Mid-September - Media Day and training camp end the off-season. No date has been set for either.
October 1 - Restricted free agents must either accept their team’s qualifying offer or the QO will expire. RFAs like Alex Len or JaMychal Green will have no contract, (and no paychecks) but their rights will be retained by their old teams, much like Donatas Motiejunas last year.
October 3 - Nets open preseason at MSG vs. the Knicks. All preseason games start at 7:30.
October 5 - Nets return to Barclays Center for the first time since April, playing the Heat in Brooklyn.
October 8 - The Knicks come to Brooklyn for the first time in 2017-18. The two teams play six times between preseason and regular season.
October 11 - The Nets and 76ers travel to Nassau Coliseum for the Nets final preseason game. The renovated Coliseum, owned by Mikhail Prokhorov's Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, will home to the Long Island Nets.
October 18 - The Nets open their 2017-18 regular season vs. the Pacers at the Bankers Life Field House in Indianpolis.
October 20 - The Nets open at home vs. the Magic at Barclays Center.
October 21 - NBA G League Draft. It’s not like the NBA Draft. It has different rules and is held via conference call.
October 27 - Nets play the Knicks at MSG.
October 31 - Spencer Dinwiddie’s salary guarantees at $250,000 for 2017-18 (Action will likely take place before regular season opens.)
October 31 - Nets must exercise rookie options for Rondae-Hollis Jefferson and Caris LeVert, fourth year for RHJ, third year for CLV. Not an issue.
November 3 - The Nets and D’Angelo Russell travel to L.A. to open a five-game West Coast trip vs. the Lakers.
November 10 - Allen Crabbe returns to Portland for the first time.
Early November - Long Island Nets will open their first season at their new home, the renovated Nassau Coliseum. They play one preseason game at Nassau vs. the Westchester Knicks.
November 19 - The Nets welcome NBA champion Golden State Warriors to Barclays.
November 23-24 - FIBA World Cup European Qualifiers. Nets stash Aleksandar Vezenkov leads Bulgaria into the next to final step for the Lions to make the World Cup list.
December 7- The Nets play the Thunder in Mexico City as part of NBA Global Games.
December 9 - The Nets play the Heat in Mexico City as part of NBA Global Games.
December 14 - The Nets play the Knicks at Barclays Center.
December 15 - DeMarre Carroll returns to Toronto for the first time.
January 10 - All partially and non- guaranteed deals become fully guaranteed, specifically in the Nets case for Dinwiddie if he remains with the team.
January 15 - The Nets play the Knicks at Barclays.
January 30 - The Nets play the Knicks at MSG.
February 2 - Brook Lopez returns to Barclays Center