Expect a lot of player movement around the league over the next few days as NBA teams trim rosters and G League teams start filling out theirs. Here’s our latest calendar including both the NBA and G League Nets dates...
October 18 — Last preseason game, Nets vs. Raptors at Barclays. At four games, it’s the smallest number of preseason games in memory. Game had been scheduled for Nassau Coliseum, but Nets moved it to Brooklyn after Joe Tsai bought Barclays Center. Mikhail Prokhorov retains ownership of Nassau.
-- NBA Preseason ends around the league.
October 19 - Teams will start to cut down players, although deadline is two days later. Teams will want to start 48-hour waiver period.
October 21 - Last day the Nets can sign Taurean Prince to a rookie contract extension beginning in 2020-21 of face the prospect of him becoming a restricted free agent and open to offer sheets from other teams come July 1, 2020. The Nets avoided this deadline with Caris LeVert by signing LeVert to a three-year, $52.5 million extension on August 25.
— Rosters set for NBA Opening Day (5 p.m. ET). Teams must cut down to 15 players plus two two-ways. Exhibit 10 players cut on or before this date have their G League rights automatically transferred to Long Island Nets. In Nets case, that’s currently C.J. Williams, C.J. Massinburg and Devin Cannady.
-- Rodion Kurucs next hearing on domestic assault charges in Brooklyn unless postponed which is common in criminal cases.
October 22 - NBA regular season opens.
October 23 - Nets open the 2019-20 season in Brooklyn vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves.
October 26 - G League Draft. (1 p.m. ET). Long Island has 27th pick. It’s a conference call.
October 28 - November 7 - Long Island Nets training camp.
November 1 - Wilson Chandler’s 25-game suspension for PED use begins with the fifth game of the season. Brooklyn can add a 16th player for the next 20 games ending December 15 vs. Philadelphia. Presumably, that will be Lance Thomas who the Nets signed on October 4.
—First of 20 nationally televised games, Nets vs. Rockets, at Barclays Center.
November 7 - Rosters set for G League Opening Day (5 p.m. ET)
November 9 - G League opens with Long Island Nets facing the Mad Ants in Fort Wayne. Two days later, it’s the College Park Skyhawks at Nassau Coliseum. Long Island is the Eastern Conference defending champions.
December 15 - Free agents signed in the summer —Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Garrett Temple, Wilson Chandler, Theo Pinson and David Nwaba— can be traded.
—Wilson Chandler’s suspension ends. At that point, the Nets will have to waive a player to get back to 15, either him, his replacement or another player. The Nets could also trade him.
January 5 - NBA 10-day contracts may now be signed
January 10 - All standard NBA contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season
January 15 - Last day to sign NBA Two-Way contracts
January 20 - NBA Two-Way contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season
February 6 - NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)
February 14-16 - NBA All-Star 2020 (Chicago, IL)