Charlotte Hornets reopen practice facility for players

Charlotte Hornets Cody Martin, Terry Rozier, and Dwayne Bacon. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Cody Martin, Terry Rozier, and Dwayne Bacon. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

As states begin to reopen, the Charlotte Hornets have now been cleared to allow their players to work out at the team’s practice facility.

While the NBA begins to move into their early stages of resuming the season, the Charlotte Hornets can now join a list of teams that allow players to enter their team’s training facility. The Hornets have been out of action since March 11th.

On Monday, Steve Reed of The Associated Press reported that the Hornets are reopening their practice facility on Tuesday for voluntary player workouts. This report also came when the team released a statement on the opening.

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The Hornets also announced that the decision to reopen the facility came after working closely with the NBA, local health agencies, and in consultation with team physician Dr. Joe Garcia.

According to Marc Stein, the Hornets were one of eleven teams that had not opened yet. The decision to allow teams to use their facility comes directly from the Governor of each state that a team is in, so the reopening time varies.

While the Hornets can begin to let their players come individually to the training facility, the league has also been securing a deal with Disney World. According to Shams Charania of The Atheltic, the league has been in serious talks with Disney World.

With the Hornets allowing their players to work out, the team could see some action while down in Orlando in a few months Based on the surveys that were given to general managers, the Hornets may have a chance to finish the season.

Since the team has been out of action for almost three months, can the Hornets continue to play the way they left off? The team’s last game came on March 11th, after the team completed a twenty point comeback over the Miami Heat.

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As news continues to unfold, the league could be looking at a return within the next two months. Fans will more than likely get to see the NBA closeout the 2019-20 season.