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Deadlines and Commitments - ‘Get ready’ edition


In a series of tweets Sunday morning, Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks provided some tentative dates for the 2020-21 season, starting with the end of the trade moratorium on Monday afternoon.

As of 11:00 a.m., there were still some dates outstanding. We will update as the calendar fills out.

November 16 - Trade moratorium ends at 12:01 p.m. ET. Teams haven’t been permitted to deal contracts since the mid-February deadline so expect pent-up demand. Some trades may need to wait till free agency to be official.

November 18 - NBA Draft, 8:00 p.m. ET, from ESPN HQ in Bristol, CT. Nets currently hold the No. 19 and the No. 55 picks in the Draft.

November 19 - Most team and player option deadline, 3 p.m. ET. Uncertain if that includes Garrett Temple.

November 19 - YES Network’s “Nets Hot Stove” debuts at 7 p.m. ET

November 20 - Free agency opens, 6:00 p.m. ET. Team can officially engage with free agents. Joe Harris is the big free agent for Nets.

November 22 - Free agents can officially sign. 12:01 p.m. ET. Salary cap ($109.1 million) and luxury tax threshold ($132.6 million) remain the same as last season.

November 23 - Trade exceptions that had been set to expire during moratorium will now officially expire. Nets have no such exceptions but other teams they could deal with do.

December 1 - Training camps open

December 11-to-19 - Preseason games. Teams can play three or four games with one home game required. Will Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving suit up?

December 21 - Last day for teams to sign players on rookie deals to extension. Applies to Jarrett Allen. Deadline for Bucks to re-sign Giannis Antetokounmpo to super-max contract.

December 22 - Opening night. It’s been 561 days since KD was injured in the 2019 NBA Finals

February 6 - Players signed in off-season can be traded

March 3 - Players re-signed via Early or Full Bird rights can be traded

March 5-to 10 - All-Star Break minus the All-Star Game.

March TBA - Trade deadline still needs to be finalized

May 16 - Regular season ends

May 17-to-21 - Play-in tournament for 7-to-10 seeds. The Nos. 7 and 8 seeds need to win win once to say in playoffs; Nos. 9 and 10 need to win twice to move up.

May 22 - First-round playoffs begins

June 7 - Conference semifinals

June 22 - Conference Finals

July 8-to-22 - NBA Finals

July 23 - Parade in Brooklyn??

August 1 - End of 2020-21 season