The 2017-18 NBA schedule was released on Monday. The former Oregon members from their historic Final Four team will meet early and often amid their first season of professional basketball.
With the NBA’s new schedule change that went into effect this year, the season will begin approximately 7-10 days earlier than in the past. This will help to prevent as many back-to-backs alongside the four games in five-day scenarios.
Let’s take a look at the schedule for rookies Jordan Bell, Dillon Brooks, and Tyler Dorsey. Keep in mind, we assume fellow Warrior Chris Boucher will be with Jordan Bell in the Bay Area. Boucher signed a two-way contract with Golden State this summer.
All tipoffs are in Pacific Time:
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
Wednesday, December 20 @ 7:30 p.m. vs Memphis Grizzlies
The second of three meetings between Bell (Boucher) and Brooks will occur at Oracle Arena in the Bay Area. It will be the first of two December match-ups within 10 days of one another.
Saturday, December 30 @ 5:30 p.m. vs Memphis Grizzlies
Their second game in 10 days and the third showdown of their rookie season will take place at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Friday, March 23 @ 7:30 p.m. vs Atlanta Hawks
Dorsey will have his first taste of playing a championship team on the road. There are no more neutral sites like college, so this matchup will be very interesting to watch, especially during March Madness.
Saturday, October 21 @ 5:00 p.m. vs Golden State Warriors
The first of three meetings between Bell and Brooks will begin with the third game of the 2017-18 NBA regular season. The world champs will visit FedExForum and Brooks in Memphis.
Friday, December 15 @ 7:00 p.m. vs Atlanta Hawks
Dorsey and Brooks will meet for the first time at the midway point of December. Mr. March will visit Memphis and the FedExForum for the first during his pro career.
Friday, March 2 @ 4:30 p.m. vs Golden State Warriors
Bell will make his first trip to the Dirty South for a meeting with Mr. March coincidently in the month of March.
Tuesday, February 6 @ 6:30 p.m. vs Memphis Grizzlies
The second of two meetings between Brooks and Dorsey will conclude at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
Tuesday, November 7 @ 7:00 p.m. vs Memphis Grizzlies
The first former Duck to return to the state of Oregon will be Dillon Brooks. The Grizzlies will travel to the Moda Center, a place Brooks knows very well.
Friday, January 5 @ 7:00 p.m. vs Atlanta Hawks
Tyler Dorsey will make his first appearance back in the old stomping grounds just after the turn of the new year.
Wednesday, February 14 @ 7:30 p.m. vs Golden State Warriors
What a lovely day to welcome Jordan Bell back to Oregon?! The Long Beach product will make his return trip to the state of his college heroics on Valentine’s Day 2018.
Friday, March 9 @ 7:00 p.m. vs Golden State Warriors
Bell will make his second trip to the state of Oregon. Make sure to get your tickets!
Sunday, April 1 @ 6:00 p.m. vs Memphis Grizzlies
Brooks will make a second and final appearance in Portland to conclude the regular season. He will be the FIRST and LAST Duck to play in Oregon this NBA season, barring a playoff scenario.
Oregon fans can reunite with their favorite former Duck basketball players on five separate occasions in 2017-18. It should make for an interesting year.