Some of the NBA scheduling tidbits are starting to trickle out, with the big news that the schedule will be released Wednesday, August 12 at 6 p.m. ET on NBATV.
• The LA Times reported last week that the Clippers and Warriors will play on Christmas. That's likely the late game of the quintuple-header, as it was last year. Cavaliers-Heat is all but confirmed from multiple sources for a Christmas spot, so those two, plus Knicks-Wizards and a reported Lakers-Bulls game leaves just one other game, likely the late afternoon game following the prime time matchup.
• Chris Vernon of Memphis radio fame reports the Grizzlies will open October 29th at home vs. the Timberwolves in what is likely Andrew Wiggins' debut, and that Memphis will face Dallas in their annual marquee MLK Day game.
• There are rumors floating that the opening night national TV double-header will feature the Cavaliers and Spurs, but there is some discrepancy in whether the game is set to be in Cleveland or San Antonio. Meanwhile, ESPN reports that instead the Mavericks will face he Spurs on opening night. The late game is expected to feature the Houston Rockets at the Los Angeles Clippers.
We'll have continuing coverage of the NBA schedule release Wednesday.