Other games feature the new-look (and maybe not as sad) Brooklyn Nets, the San Antonio Spurs starting life without Tim Duncan, the flatulent Atlanta Hawks, Greg Monroe and the Milwaukee Bucks and the fearful Toronto Raptors.
Perhaps most crucially, this is your acknowledgement that while Olympic basketball might be all well and good, actual NBA competition starts in just over two months.
The full schedule is below:
|October 6||at Brooklyn||Barclays Center||7:30 p.m.|
|October 10||San Antonio||The Palace||7:30 p.m.|
|October 13||at Atlanta||Philips Arena||7:30 p.m.|
|October 15||at Philadelphia||Wells Fargo Center||7 p.m.|
|October 17||Milwaukee||The Palace||7:30 p.m.|
|October 19||Toronto||The Palace||7:30 p.m.|