Charlotte Hornets: What happens if the team makes the 2019-20 playoffs?

Devonte' Graham and PJ Washington, Charlotte Hornets (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
Devonte' Graham and PJ Washington, Charlotte Hornets (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) /

With much speculation on how the league will close out the 2019-20 season, some rumors have pointed toward the Charlotte Hornets possibly making the playoffs at Disney World.

For Charlotte Hornets fans, going to playoffs has been something that many have hoped for. As of late, the Hornets have not had a lot of luck when it comes to finishing a season good enough to be in the playoffs.

However, you did read the title of this article correctly. Apparently, there may be a chance due to the proposals and surveys that the league has been offering to all thirty teams around the league.

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According to Shams Charania of The Atheltic, the NBA issued a survey last Friday on potential ways the league could resume the season. Some questions asked if the league should go straight into a regular playoff tournament, a playoff plus, and/or a play-in tournament.

The decision on how the league will finish the season will come from Commissioner Adam Silver, but the survey questions may hint toward what the league is planning to do.

While the NBA has floated the idea of allowing the best twenty teams (record-wise) to go into the playoffs, it’s not clear if this will be the exact format. To make the potential twenty-team playoff tournament fair, the league could take the ten best teams from each conference.

The Hornets are currently the 10th ranked team in the Eastern Conference. The team is coming off a comeback win on the road against the Miami Heat on March 11th. Since this win, the Hornets have not been able to meet as a team in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The idea of the Hornets heading into the postseason after a rocky year is interesting.  While this could affect their draft positioning by a few picks, the playoffs would give the Hornets’ young lineup some much needed postseason experience.

A majority of the players on the Hornets have never even seen any time in the playoffs. The only players on the Hornets to ever go to the playoffs are Terry Rozier (he’s been every year of his career), Nicolas Batum, Bismack Biyombo, and Cody Zeller.

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If the Charlotte Hornets end up making this unprecedented playoffs tournament, then the team will likely be playing at Disney World. All signs currently point toward the league likely using Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to finish the season.