The 2009-10 NBA preseason schedule is available and listed on InsideHoops.com.
Games start October 1 and end October 23.
Then, the regular season starts October 27.
Preseason games mean very little as far as wins and losses go. Each team’s stars often play very limited minutes. Still, they’re worth watching to see how the individual players look, and how a team’s core guys look for the select parts of the game they’re actually on the floor.