Deadlines and Commitments — Post-Draft Edition

The NBA is now a 24/7/365 business. The draft is over, but Summer League and Free Agency are upon us FIBA World Cup not far after. Good summer!

– 29 June – Deadline for qualifying offers for David Duke Jr. and Dru Smith.

June 29 – Free agency begins with teams being allowed to talk to free agents. Seth Curry, Yuta Watanabe and Cameron Johnson become free agents, the first two unrestricted, Johnson restricted, meaning the Nets can match any offer he might receive. He reportedly turned down a four-year, $72 million extension from the Suns last summer, and his price is now likely around $90 million for the 27-year-old.

30th of June – Nets must submit qualifying offer to Cam Johnson, paperwork to retain rights.

July 1st – New CBA enters into force. Teams and capologists are still looking at the full range of implications.

July 5 – NBA teams can officially sign free agents and a number of trades that have been developed become official. Nets must decide on 2023-24 team option for Edmond Sumner at vets minimum. Woj says with new CBA, expect a lot of movement. (Of course, the draft was also supposed to be active. It wasn’t.

July 7 – NBA owners must pay luxury tax to the league. Before the trade deadline, the Nets’ tax bill appeared to be $108.2 million. After the moves before the deadline, just before the regular season ended, it’s now around $10 million. If the Nets stay above the tax limit, they will be in the dreaded recurring tax next season. One saving grace: the luxury tax line, along with the salary cap, will jump this season. Before signing Cam Johnson, the Nets are about $18 million under the tax cap and $33 million under the dreaded second cap. That will change… just don’t know which way yet.

July 7-17NBA Summer League. It’s too early to think about the Nets roster, but it’s a good bet that Noah Clowney and Jalen Wilson will be in Las Vegas. Dariq Whitehead is recovering from foot surgery on June 7. Others likely to play include RaiQuan Gray, who is already signed to a two-way deal next summer, and whoever they sign with the remaining two two-way spots will likely play as well.

July 10 – Deadline for Nets to decide on Royce O’Neale team option. O’Neale is guaranteed $2.5 million out of a possible $9.5 million.

The beginning of August – NBA releases 2023-24 schedule.

– 1 August – The Australian national team opens training camp in Cairns, Queensland, and begins their hunt for the FIBA ​​World Cup. Patty Mills will captain the Boomers again after leading them to bronze in Tokyo. Will Ben Simmons be in? He says he wants to play, and Boomer coach Brian Goorjian told Australian media: “We’ve made a place for him.”

August 3 – Team USA opens its camp in Colorado Springs. The full roster hasn’t been revealed yet, so we know Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson will be in attendance. USA Basketball also provides a practice squad made up of young NBA players. Will any Nets be invited?

August 7 – Spencer Dinwiddie is eligible for an extension of up to four years and $128 million. It is quite unlikely.

August 7 – Team USA will face the Puerto Rican national team in Las Vegas, the first “friendly” match of the World Cup cycle.

11-13 August – Team USA will play Spain and Slovenia in the Spanish Basketball Federation’s 100th Anniversary Tournament in Malaga, Spain. Plenty of NBA players on all three teams.

11-18 August – The Four Nations tournament in Melbourne, Australia, will feature Australia, New Zealand, South Sudan and Brazil. Patty Mills will – and Ben Simmons can – play for Australia, whose main assistant is Nets assistant Adam Caporn.

18.-20. August – USA Basketball Showcase Abu Dhabi, UAE. The US, Greece and Germany are to meet in the Persian Gulf country when Bridges, Johnson et al. making their way from the USA to their first World Cup match in Manila.

August 25 September 10FIBA World Cup opens in Southeast Asia. Australia vs. Finland and Japan vs. Germany in Okinawa, Japan on the first night (morning EST), while Team USA plays its first game against New Zealand the following day. Will Yuta Watanabe still be Net? He is likely to become the top man for Japan. Also, Nets stash Nikola Milutinov will back up Nikola Jokic for Serbia and open up against South Sudan.

1 September – Original date Sean Marks set for Ben Simmons to be ready to go. “The timeline for this is he’ll probably be back 100% by September 1st,” Marks said on April 23. “That would be the goal and he’s in full swing in training camp and ready to go.”

September 4th – Working day. Players are starting to arrive at the HSS Training Center to train, but the WC players will still be in Asia…unless they are eliminated.

September 10 – The FIBA ​​World Cup champion will be crowned in Manila. Any team that makes it to the Final Four in Manila – and both the USA and Australia appear to be good bets – will have played nine games in just over two weeks, not counting the “friendlies”.

September 28 – The NBA hasn’t officially started training camp and Media Day, but it’s a good guess. Will the camp be in San Diego again? There are hints

October 9 – Nets play preseason game vs. Lakers in Las Vegas. A West Coast preseason game makes no logistical sense unless training camp is nearby.

—24. October – Opening night TBA.

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