Nets to play Knicks in two preseason games

Due to the truncated nature of free agency and training camp — both begin on December 9th, just 16 days before the Christmas kickoff — the pre-season will essentially function as a practice shot for the season’s free throws. Some teams may play just one game, but the Nets will play two, both against the cross-state rival New York Knicks.

(John Kenney of Knickerblogger and I talked about this for a bit on last night’s episode of Nets are Scorching TV, which you can view here, and is pretty awesome.)

The Nets will host the first one in Newark on Saturday, December 17th, followed by a matchup at the Garden on Wednesday the 21st.

No word yet on the official schedule, though it’s expected to come sometime next week.