Charlotte Hornets could participate in a “tournament” at Disney World

Charlotte Hornets Miles Bridges. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Miles Bridges. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

With the NBA continuing to pursue plans to restart the season at Walt Disney World, the Charlotte Hornets may be a part of an unprecedented tournament.

As of late, the NBA has been in serious negotiations with Disney World, as they may host the rest of the season. The Charlotte Hornets may have a strong chance to participate in something rare.

On Saturday, Shams Charania of The Atheltic reported that an NBA-issued GM survey revealed competition formats that could be in play when the season restarts.

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This format would include 16 teams going into the playoffs, “Playoffs Plus,” and/or all 30 teams will have a play-in tournament. One of the options on the survey does allow for the Hornets to resume the season by playing in a tournament.

GMs received the survey late on Friday night, and the results have not finalized anything yet. While this survey gets the opinions from teams, the decision on the format of the season will ultimately come from Commissioner Adam Silver.

However, it can be confirmed that Disney World is a prime location for the season to resume. While the league has been in serious negotiations, Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports also reported that Walt Disney World has also stated that they’ve “begun the early stages of re-working some of their hotel spaces for housing the NBA.

In terms of where teams will play, Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reported that the NBA is in talks to resume play at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. With these discussions, it can almost be guaranteed that this is where the league will restart the season.

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For the Charlotte Hornets, the team has not played a game since their 20 point comeback over the Miami Heat on March 11th. The team came off its best win of the season before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the league to enter a hiatus.