Charlotte Hornets: Players around the league really want to play

Charlotte Hornets Bismack Biyombo. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Bismack Biyombo. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

Even with the Charlotte Hornets awaiting news on the regular season, many from around the league still want to play

Fans have been without basketball for two months, and the Charlotte Hornets are still waiting for news on the rest of their season. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic still occurring, players around the NBA still want to get back to playing.

On Tuesday, the National Basketball Players Association’s executive director, Michele Roberts, told ESPN that players really want to play. This information comes after the breaking news of the league’s involvement with Walt Disney World.

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Roberts continued to tell the media that her players are eager to play and find out more information about the season. Teams have been unable to gather and play since March 11th, the day before the league officially announced the hiatus of the regular season.

While players are desperate to find out more information, Roberts has been in contact with many players. Based on the aforementioned information, it’s clear that Roberts got positive results from these talks.

It should also be noted that center Bismack Biyombo is a Vice President of the NBPA. In late April, Biyombo told the media that he believes the league will come back. Biyombo could be one of the members that are pushing for the season to resume.

While the league is in serious talks to finish the season at Disney World, the league has not come out with an official plan. The league did send out surveys last week to team General Managers, but the decision of the season will ultimately come from Commissioner Adam Silver.

Some of the survey questions asked about 16 teams heading into the playoffs, a Playoffs Plus, and a tournament that all thirty teams would play in. The league is even considering a tournament where the twenty best teams in the league would play in.

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So far, it’s unclear if the Charlotte Hornets will be participating in these activities. The team officially opened up their training facility on Tuesday, and that’s the only progress they have made so far.