Charlotte Hornets: 4 things to know about the 2019-20 schedule

Charlotte Hornets Nicolas Batum (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte Hornets Nicolas Batum (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The 2019-20 schedule was released for all teams, including the Charlotte Hornets, today. Here are four important things to know about the schedule.

With the bulk of free agency over with and training camp set to take place next month, the Charlotte Hornets and their fans are looking forward to what should be a different 2019-20 season.

I say different because the Hornets, obviously, lost their franchise player over the summer and are now transitioning into what will more than likely be one of the toughest rebuilds in the league. Despite their efforts to remain competitive in the weaker Eastern Conference, it became clear that hitting the reset button would become all but a guarantee at some point. It’s best to start building now.

Earlier today, the NBA released the full schedule for all NBA teams for the 2019-20 season. This is an exciting time for fans and makes many, including myself, even more eager for the start of the season.

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At the end of the day, the schedule always evens itself out, but it’s fun to observe which months will be tougher and which months will be easier, how many national television games your team has and who plays who on the holidays.

Last season, the Hornets finished with a record of 39-43, good for ninth in the Eastern Conference. They were so close to the eighth and final playoff spot, but they couldn’t get over the hump.

Looking back, they would probably liked to have finished February stronger, as they went 2-0 to begin the month, but ultimately finished the month 4-7 with losses some close losses to playoff teams like Golden State, Houston and Brooklyn.

It may be a long 82 game season, but every game is important, especially for the Hornets, who tried their hardest to make the playoffs a year ago. Now as a rebuilding team, the focus will primarily be on player development, but that won’t stop us from taking a look at five important things on the 2019-20 schedule.

Let’s begin and see when the Charlotte Hornets will get a visit from an old friend.