It’s the last weekend of the offseason. Media Day is Monday, Training Camp starts Tuesday in Annapolis, and preseason starts a week after that when the Nets travel to Madison Square Garden for the debut of the Enes Kanter Era Knicks.
Who owns New York? We own New York!
So here ya go.
September 25 - Media Day at HSS Training Center. Nets make players available for questioning by the media. The day begins at 11 a.m. Closed to the public. Afterwards, the Nets head to Annapolis, Maryland.
September 26 - 30 - Nets training camp in Annapolis, MD. Far from the maddening crowd, the Nets will hold their camp on a college campus for the third time in five years. The previous two, in 2013 and 2015, took place at Duke. Yep, closed to the public.
September 30 - The Long Island Nets, will hold an open tryout for any local ballers looking to turn their dream into a reality. The tryouts are being held starting at 9 a.m. at LIU Post in Brookhaven. The fee is $150 to tryout. Will the next Jonathon Simmons be on hand?
October 1 - Restricted free agents must either accept their team’s qualifying offer or the QO will expire. If they don’t, RFAs will have no contract (and no paychecks), but their rights will be retained by their old teams. That’s what happened with Donatas Motiejunas last year. Nerlens Noel and Alex Len have already gone the QO route.
October 3 - Nets open preseason at MSG vs. the Knicks. All preseason games start at 7:30 p.m. MSG will broadcast the game.
October 5 - Nets return to Barclays Center for the first time since April, playing the Heat in preseason. No TV locally.
October 8 - The Knicks come to Brooklyn to play their crosstown rivals. The two teams play six times between preseason and regular season. The Knicks are now led by Kristaps Porzingis with the trade of Carmelo Anthony. YES and MSG will broadcast the game.
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, is home to the Long Island Nets. YES will broadcast the game.
October 14 - Nets Open Practice will be held outdoors at Brooklyn Bridge Park on the East River. "Practice in the Park" will be a free ticketed event, open to the public. Tickets will become available on Friday, September 29. You can sign up here.
October 16 - Teams must get down to 17 players, 15 on NBA contracts, two on two-way deals. As the team with the worst record last season, the Nets will have first shot at waived players, but they must have an open spot themselves.
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, celebrating five years in Brooklyn.
October 21 - NBA G League Draft. It’s not like the NBA Draft. It has different rules and is held via conference call. 1 p.m. ET.
October 23 - NBA G League training camps open.
October 27 - Nets play the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, the rivalry’s first regular season game.
October 31 - Spencer Dinwiddie’s salary guarantees at $250,000 for 2017-18 (Action will likely take place before regular season opens and deadline likely earlier since contract was signed when regular season started on October 31.)
October 31 - Nets must exercise rookie options for D’Angelo Russell (fourth year) Rondae-Hollis Jefferson (fourth year) and Caris LeVert (third year). Obviously, not an issue.
November 2 - NBA G League 10-man opening day rosters set by 5 p.m.
November 3 - The Nets and D’Angelo Russell travel to L.A. to open a five-game West Coast trip vs. the Lakers. Russell’s first game back in Los Angeles.
November 4 - The Long Island Nets will open their first season at their new home, the renovated Nassau Coliseum, vs. the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. They will play one preseason game as well, at Nassau vs. the Westchester Knicks. No date has been announced for that yet.
November 10 - Allen Crabbe returns to Portland for the first time.