The 2019-20 NBA schedule was unveiled Monday, featuring a record 48 games starting at prime time for Europe (afternoon start times in North America, prime time for European time zones). The new season will see 24 games tip off during European prime time on Sundays and, for the first time ever, 24 games on Saturdays.
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Josh Martin: Lonzo Ball set to make Lakers return on Jan. 3
Ian Begley: The Nets play at Golden State on March 12. New Net Kevin Durant would be roughly nine months removed from surgery to repair his torn right Achilles at that point. Brooklyn opens its season at home against Minnesota on Oct. 23. D’Angelo Russell & GSW come to Brooklyn on Feb. 5.
Michael Singer: Denver’s last Christmas home game … was 25 years ago.
Scott Kushner: The Pelicans have a record 20 (Twenty!) games on TNT, ESPN & ABC. ABC games: vs Clippers on Jan. 18 & at Rockets on Feb. 2. The franchise’s first network appearances since 2009. Three of the Pelicans first five games will be nationally broadcast on TNT or ESPN. #ZionEffect
Joe Vardon: LeBron returns to Cleveland March 26
Jon Krawczynski: The Timberwolves home opener is Sunday night, 10/27 against …. Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat. Season opener at Brooklyn, 10/23.
Shams Charania: After eight seasons and three All-Star games with the Hornets, new Celtics star Kemba Walker will make first return to Charlotte on Nov. 7, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Nets Daily: Hearing Nets home opener will vs the T-Wolves.
Stefan Bondy: The Knicks will open their season at the San Antonio Spurs, according to sources.
The Knicks’ home opener will take place Saturday, Oct. 26 vs. the revamped Celtics at the Garden, The Post has learned. The immediate Celtics visit means ex-Knick center Enes Kanter will make an early Garden return. It also will give new Knicks forward Marcus Morris, who played for the Celtics, a chance to go against his former club.
The Knicks will open the 2019-20 regular season on the road. The first regular-season visit to the Garden by No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson is Jan. 10 when New Orleans comes to town, according to an NBA source.
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Kyle Goon: Frank Vogel said he was proud of the way the players conducted themselves in China, and said they were willing to do whatever the league asked of them. When asked if he would go back to China for a similar trip in the future, Vogel said yes.
Tim MacMahon: Joe Ingles is coming off Jazz bench again and will likely make full-time transition to 6th man. Ingles: “At 32, it’s a new challenge, which excites me. I honestly haven’t sat at home and lost any sleep over starting or not. It doesn’t bother me at all.”
Eric Walden: Quin Snyder addressing yesterday’s Dante Exum/Miye Oni practice kerfuffle pic.twitter.com/w4gUI33mG8