Now that the schedule is out, we’ve extended our Deadlines & Commitments through April 10, the last day of the season. We’ve added the dates of Opening Night, the Home Opener and three return dates for ex-Nets Jeremy Lin, Brook Lopez and Vince Carter who’s said he’ll likely to retire.
August 13 — NBA G League Player Invitational (Chicago) concludes. Players show their skills to G League coaches and executives.
August 23 — NBA G League Expansion Draft. The Wizards new affiliate, Capital City Go-Go, will pick players from a pool provided by the league’s 25 current teams.
August 31 — Last day teams may waive players and apply the stretch provision to their 2018/19 salaries.
September 5 — Nets must renew draft rights on their three second round stashes: Juan Pablo Vaulet, Isaia Cordinier and Aleksandar Vezenkov. If not, those players become free agents on September 6 if not tendered. Teams hang on to draft rights even if player is unlikely to make the NBA. They can be used in unbalanced trades.
September 7 — Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Enshrinement Ceremony. Jason Kidd and Rod Thorn will be enshrined, at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
September 15 — Local player tryouts for Long Island Nets. For $175, you can test your skills against others in front of Brooklyn and Long Island front office staff.
September 13 - 16 — FIBA World Cup Qualifiers continue in Europe. Nets stash Aleksandar Vezenkov ’s Bulgarian national team will take on powerhouses France and Russia, but Olympiacos, Venezkov’s new pro team, has exhibition games that same weekend. (Bosnia and Australia also play in the European and Asian qualifiers, but it appears unlikely Dzanan Musa will play for his national team. No idea yet re: Creek.) Isaia Cordinier, the Nets stash acquired in the Jeremy Lin trade, is rehabbing from knee surgery and won’t play for France.)
September 20 — No-package trade restriction lifts on Jared Dudley.
September 25 — Nets training camp opens with Media Day in Brooklyn. The Nets will train at HSS Training Center this season. Last year, camp was at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Nets have previously trained at Duke University in Durham, NC.
October 3 - 12 — Nets will open the 2018-19 campaign with a four-game preseason schedule that includes only one home game at Barclays Center on October 3 vs. the Knicks, but will make their inaugural appearance in the NBA Canada Series a week later, playing in Montreal. The Nets will play the Knicks twice, once at Barclays and once at Madison Square Garden.
October 15 — Rosters set for NBA Opening Day. Each team will have 15 players and two two-way players. Also, extension deadline for D’Angelo Russell and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.
October 17 — Start of the 2018-19 NBA Regular Season. Nets play Pistons in Detroit.
October 19 — Opening Night at Barclays Center: Nets host the Knicks.
October 20 — NBA G League Draft, 1 p.m. The Long Island Nets have been stocking their draft shelves and currently have two picks in the first round, six in the first two rounds. Their highest pick is No. 14, not high enough to grab the two high school star who’s eligible: Darius Bazley.
October 23 — NBA G League training camps open. Long Island Nets train at their facility in New Cassel on the island.
October 23 - November 1 — NBA G League Preseason games.
October 29 — The Manhattan federal court trial of sports-talk personality Craig Carton on charges that he scammed $4 million from investors through a ticket-resale Ponzi scheme. Expect a lot of testimony about how he fooled BSE officials into unknowingly assisting the scheme.
October 31 — Spencer Dinwiddie‘s $1.7 million contract becomes $250,000 guaranteed if the point guard is not waived by this date.
October 31 — Deadline for extending Caris LeVert’s contract to a fourth year and Jarrett Allen’s to a third.
November 2 -- NBA G League 10-man opening day rosters set by 5 p.m.
November 3 -- 2017-18 NBA G League season tips off. It will be new coach Will Weaver’s debut.
December 8 — The Nets and Dinwiddie can begin extension talks on this, the second anniversary of his signing in 2016. He is eligible for a contract that’s four years and roughly $44 million.
December 15 — No-trade restrictions lift on Treveon Graham, Theo Pinson, Ed Davis and Shabazz Napier ... as well as more than 100 other players around the league. The official start of the trade season.
December 16 — Jeremy Lin and the Hawks return to Barclays Center, his first game in Brooklyn since April 2017.
January 5 — 10-day contracts may now be signed.
January 7 — Last day to waive a player with non-guaranteed salary before his salary becomes guaranteed for the remainder of that season
January 9 -- Vince Carter’s final game vs. his old team, the Nets. He has said there’s a 90 percent chance of his retiring after this year. He’s playing for the Hawks this season.
January 10 — All non-guaranteed contracts other than two-ways become fully guaranteed. Spencer Dinwiddie’s $1,656,092 guarantees for 2018-19; Theo Pinson’s $838,464 guarantees for 2018-19. Other players signed to Exhibit 10 deals also will guarantee.
January 15 -- Last day to sign NBA Two-Way contracts.
January 15 — No-trade restriction lifts on Joe Harris.
January 20 — Two-Way contracts guaranteed for rest of season.
February 4 — The Bucks and Brook Lopez are in town.
February 7 -- NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)
February 15-17 -- NBA All-Star 2019 (Charlotte, NC)
March 1 -- Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline
April 10 -- Regular Season ends. Luxury taxes calculated for teams over the tax threshold.