With one day remaining in the preseason, here’s the key dates for the season ahead, from player guarantees to trade deadlines to play-in tournament and opening night of the post-season. Put in on your refrigerator or in your calendar. Dates marked with asterisk aren’t official yet.
—October 18 - Edmond Sumner contract is guaranteed at $500,000 if he makes Opening Night roster. He was originally guaranteed $250,000 on signing in July. Deal becomes fully guaranteed on January 10.
—October 18 - Markieff Morris contract is guaranteed $500,000. Deal becomes fully guaranteed on January 10.
—October 19 - Nets open 2022-23 regular season vs. the Pelicans at Barclays Center
—October 22 - G League Draft. Long Island has the 19th, 38th and 57th picks.
—October 24* - G League training camps open.
—November 1 - First of the “10 Years in Brooklyn” celebration games, vs. the Bulls. Fans will receive special giveaways.
—November 4 - G League opening night with Showcase Cup games. Long Island Nets face College Park Skyhawks, the Hawks affiliate, on road.
—November 9 - First Nets-Knicks game at Barclays Center.
—November 13 - Long Island Nets opening night at Nassau Coliseum vs. Maine Celtics.
—November 22 - Ben Simmons returns to Philadelphia. He will not be alone.
—November 25 - T.J. Warren and Edmond Sumner return to Indiana.
—December 3 - Nets host Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics. Blake Griffin returns to Brooklyn.
—December 15 - Deadline for NBA owners and players to decide whether to immediately open CBA negotiations or wait a year. Either side can opt in.
—December 15 - First day that T.J. Warren, Edmond Sumner, Patty Mills, Kessler Edwards (signed in off-season) and Royce O’Neale (trade) can be traded.
—December 21 - Nets host NBA champion Golden State Warriors.
—December 27 - Long Island Nets open regular season.
—January 5 - Teams can sign 10-day deals assuming they have roster space. Such deals can be extended for a second 10 days.
—January 10 - All partial and non-guaranteed contracts are extended for full season unless player is waived. For Nets, that applies to Markieff Morris, Edmond Sumner, both partially guaranteed, and Yuta Watanabe who is non-guaranteed.
—January 10 - The Nets taxpayers MLE becomes pro-rated. Prior to this date, the Nets can sign a player to the full $6.5 million. The amount drops through June 30 when it expires.
—January 15 - First day Nic Claxton can be traded. It’s later than other off-season signings because he re-signed with the Nets, his previous team, in the offseason and got a raise of at least 20 percent.
—January 20 - NBA Two-Way contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season. That will effect David Duke Jr. and Alondes Williams.
—January 30 - Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James play Nets at Barclays Center. If both are healthy, it will be the first match-up between James and Kevin Durant since Christmas 2018.
—February 10 - The $2.5 million Traded Player Exception generated by the James Harden trade expires. The TPE had been $11.3 million but Nets used most of it in trade for Royce O’Neale.
—February 10 - The Nets $1.7 million Traded Player Exception generated by the Paul Millsap element of the 76ers trade expires.
—February 11 - James Harden returns to Barclays Center with 76ers.
—February 13 - First Nets-Knicks game at Madison Square Garden,
—February 17-19 - NBA All-Star Weekend 2023 (Salt Lake City, UT).
—February 23* - NBA trade deadline, 3:00 p.m. ET.
—March 19 - Bruce Brown returns to Brooklyn with Denver Nuggets.
—March 25 - Long Island Nets conclude G League season at Rio Grande Valley.
—April 4 - Michael Grady returns to Brooklyn with Minnesota Timberwolves.
—April 9 - Regular season ends with 76ers facing Nets at Barclays Center
—April 11-14 - NBA Play-In Tournament
—April 15 - Start of NBA Playoffs