A lot of stuff about the NBA is up in the air right now – including its upcoming schedule.
Typically, the upcoming season’s schedule is released around this part of the summer.
It’s a moment when fans are able to look ahead and start planning around their most anticipated matchups and moments.
This year, the schedule’s release is even more complicated.
Reminder in case you missed this at the weekend: The NBA is not expected to release its full 2022-23 schedule until after this week.
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 8, 2022
Marc Stein is reporting that the NBA is not going to release its full 2022-23 schedule until after this week.
Some people say that there is nothing extraordinary or suspicious about the planned timeline for the schedule’s release but others think it is being delayed as the drama around Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and the Brooklyn Nets continues.
Will the Nets have Durant and Irving or will they both be playing on new teams?
This is a major question that needs answering before we know which will be the most red-hot and anticipated games of the season.
If Durant does leave Brooklyn, you can bet the NBA will want to schedule his new team against the Nets on opening night or on Christmas Day.
That’s just one example of how Durant and Irving’s future moves affect the NBA at large.
It sounds very unlikely that the situation surrounding the Nets will be solved by next week.
That means that we will likely get a new NBA schedule that assumes both men will remain in New York.
Right now, no one is really clear about what’s next for the Nets.
There is a lot of speculation, a lot of rumors, and very little solid, substantial news.
So everyone is sitting and waiting for something – anything – to develop.