A new team is forming in New York City.
And it’s taking a big step forward in the way it’s playing basketball.
Here are five things to know about the New York Knicks, who are about to get their new uniforms and equipment in the mail.
New York is the newest team to play in the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The team is based out of the same building as the Knicks’ old home, the Barclays Center, which opened in 2013.
The Knicks will begin their preseason at the Barclays on Wednesday night, against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The roster includes eight players from the 2014-15 NBA champion New York Nets.
The Nets signed free agent center Toney Douglas to a four-year, $32 million contract extension last summer.
The Pelicans, who have been without a winning record since February, were expected to be one of the first teams to sign a player with a deal.
But they will be the first to take advantage of the free agency period to add a player in the free agent class.
New Orleans signed two players in free agency: free agent guard Mike James, who had a promising career before getting hurt last year, and forward/center Joel Przybilla.
5-year NBA veteran Joel Przedba, who was released by the Lakers last year and was one of two Lakers players on the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team, is expected to return to the Lakers.
The Kings signed center DeMarcus Cousins to a three-year deal worth $45 million.
The Hawks are expected to announce their new starting lineup Wednesday.
The new lineup includes All-Star guard Kyle Korver and the team’s new No. 2 overall pick, DeMarre Carroll.
The group includes forward Kyle Korbin, a 6-foot-11 center who averaged 13.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists last season.
The Suns are expected, at least for now, to have a solid starting lineup with Goran Dragic and Josh Jackson as their primary players.
Dragic is coming off a season in which he averaged 14.7 points, 5.8 assists and 2-2 shooting in 34 games.
Jackson is a 6’10 center who led the NBA in scoring last season with 23.4 points per game.
The Spurs are expected at least to start their preseason with two players on their roster, center Kawhi Leonard and forward Danny Green.
Green is a former first-round pick of the San Antonio Spurs and was part of the 2012 NBA draft class.
He is a two-time All-NBA second team selection, averaging 15.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists in four seasons.
New Jersey’s first-year head coach Jason Kidd will join the team after his second season with the Bucks.
The Timberwolves announced Tuesday that they have agreed to terms with forward Derrick Favors on a two, four-time NBA champion contract worth $54 million.
The Lakers are expected by some to sign the free-agent guard and center Tyson Chandler, who played a major role in their 2014 championship run, to a one-year contract worth about $16 million.
The 76ers are expected next week to announce a contract for veteran center Spencer Hawes, who last season averaged 12.3 Points, 8-8-9 and 2 blocks in 27 games with the team.
Hawes is expected by many to return in 2017-18.
The Celtics announced that they will re-sign forward/guard Kelly Olynyk, who signed a two year, $28 million deal last month.
The Warriors have a new general manager in Andrew Barroway, who spent the previous five seasons in the NBA as an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Rockets will announce a deal for veteran guard Ty Lawson, who averaged 10.3points, 5-3.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 24 games last season, his first with the Rockets.
The Grizzlies announced Tuesday they have reached an agreement with forward Marc Gasol, who has two years left on his contract.
The Nuggets have reached a two years, $22 million deal with point guard Brandon Jennings, who will become a free agent.
The Cavaliers are expected on Wednesday to announce the signing of guard Joffrey Lauvergne, who led a dominant season for the Raptors last year with 15.6 points, 4.7 assists and 1 triple-double in 37 games.
LauverGne is expected, by some, to be the next in line to replace Chris Paul.
The Pacers are expected Wednesday to make a trade for forward/small forward George Hill, who scored 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists in 26 games last year.
Hill, a former All-D-League first team, is the first player in