The Trade Deadline, All-Star Break and Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline have passed. Jeremy Lin has opted in for next season. So, it should be calm on the transactions side of things for a while. Free agency signings can begin FOUR months from Monday. The Draft is two weeks before that.
March 24 - G-League regular season ends
March 27 - G-League Postseason begins (earliest possible start date)
April 11-14 - Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Portsmouth, VA). The annual tryouts for college seniors looking for summer league tryouts and training camp invites. Nets discovered Milton Doyle at PIT a year ago
April 11 - NBA Regular Season ends.
April 12 - Normally, the day after the end of regular season is when ties for draft position are broken by lot.
April 13 - Rosters set for NBA Playoffs 2018, 3 p.m. ET
April 14 - NBA Playoffs 2018 begin.
April 22 - NBA Early Entry Eligibility Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET) College underclassmen can declare for the draft, but can still withdraw if they don’t hire an agent.
May 15 - NBA Draft Lottery (Chicago). No need for Nets fans to tune in. Sadly.
May 16 - NBA Draft Combine in Chicago. The top 60 college prospects are invited for tryouts, measurements, medical checks, interviews, etc.
June 8-10 - adidas Summer Camp (Treviso, Italy). The European version of the NBA Draft Combine. The only NBA sanctioned pre-draft camp outside of the United States, it will feature 40 NBA prospects.
June 11 - NBA Draft Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline (5 p.m. ET) Last day underclassman and some international players can opt out of the Draft.
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. If the Bucks second round pick falls between 31st and 47th picks, it will go to the Nets. There’s also an increasingly slim possibility that the Pacers will fail to make the playoffs. If they don’t, their second round pick would also go to the Nets. All that said, the Nets currently hold the 28th (Raptors), 41st (Lakers) and 45th (Bucks) picks.
The Cavaliers have their Nets own first rounder and the 76ers their second rounder.
June 25 - 2018 NBA Awards are announced. Don’t expect any Nets to win, but the votes for each award will be released as well. How did Spencer Dinwiddie do in Most Improved, Jarrett Allen in Rookie of the Year?
June 28-July 1 - FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Americas. Juan Pablo Vaulet, the Nets 6’7” stash from the 2015 Draft plays for Argentina in the final round of qualifiers for the World Cup 2019. Argentina will play Panama and Uruguay.
June 29-July 2 - FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Europe. Aleksandar Vezenkov, the Nets 6’9” stash from the 2017 Draft plays for Bulgaria in final round of qualifiers for World Cup 2019. Bulgaria must beat the Czech Republic and Iceland to qualify.
June 29 - Nets can offer Nik Stauskas a $5.1 million qualifying offer, making him a restricted free agent. Unlikely. Otherwise, he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
June 30 - Nets can exercise their team option on Isaiah Whitehead ’s $1.5 million non-guaranteed salary for 2018-19. Also the final day for the Nets to spend their $5.1 million in cash considerations. Most of it is used on Draft Day deals.
July 1 - Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas, Quincy Acy, and Joe Harris become free agents. Free Agency opens around the league with a five-day moratorium that permits negotiations but no signings.
July 5 - Free Agency Moratorium ends. Players can now put pen to paper.
July 6-17 - 2018 NBA Summer League (Las Vegas) All 30 teams in one league.