Well, we already know one game on the schedule for the 2023-24 season, and it involves the Cavaliers and Nets.
In fact, that’s the only game we know — January 11, 2024, when the Cavs and Nets will tip off in the annual NBA Paris game, the league announced.
This marks the third straight game for the NBA in Paris, and will be a first for Cleveland and Brooklyn.
“This unique opportunity will provide our players, coaches, staff and families an experience into a different culture, all while creating memories both on and off the court that will last a lifetime,” Cavs president of basketball operations Koby Altman said in a statement. “We also recognize the universal appeal basketball inspires and we take great pride in our stewardship of the game.
“As proud representatives of the city of Cleveland and all of Northeast Ohio, we look forward to establishing a personal level of engagement with our fans overseas, as well as partnering with the NBA in our collective effort to elevate basketball on the international stage.”
The Cavs are coming off their first non-LeBron James playoff appearance since 1998, behind the likes of Donovan Mitchell, Darius Garland, Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen. And despite some major changes to the roster last season, the Nets managed to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth straight time, with newcomers Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson leading the way.
“We’re extremely excited to have the opportunity to compete in The NBA Paris Game 2024 and bring Nets basketball to an international stage,” Nets GM Sean Marks said. “Our players and coaches will benefit greatly from the experience of immersing themselves in Paris’s rich culture off the court.”