The NBL's season tip-off could be delayed by at least a month after owner Larry Kestelman indicated a desire to avoid an overlap with the football codes.
Sydney have started their search for some "nuggets" to cover the loss of a number of NBL stars including Casper Ware and Andrew Bogut.
Tom Thibodeau is the Knicks' top candidate for their vacant head coaching job, whether he wants to be or not.
The WNBL will start six weeks later than last season with Opals great Lauren Jackson trying to persuade Liz Cambage to return to the competition.
American star Bryce Cotton has reversed his decision to walk out on the NBL, signing a new three-year deal with the reigning champion Perth Wildcats.
While the NBA moves toward completing its 2019-20 season, the top international league will not resume play this season due to the coronavirus pandemic.