Charlotte Hornets: NBA may have a date set to return

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With much uncertainty about the Charlotte Hornets’ fate on finishing the season, the league has a date that they are targeting to return on.

As the league has continued to search for a way to resume the season, the Charlotte Hornets have witnessed a lot of progress over the past month. The league has worked hard on getting a venue and developing a plan to finish the season.

With the end of May is upon us, it has almost been three months since NBA teams have seen any action. State governments have begun to reopen public venues, and this has prompted the NBA to plan ahead for when they will resume the season.

On Friday during the league’s Board of Governors’ call, Commissioner Adam Silver told owners that the goal is to resume the season on July 31st. With a potential return date in mind, most owners are also expecting to receive the full plan on how the league will restart the season next week.

The league was not able to give a full announcement this past week due to a few concerns from some team owners. This prompted the league to wait until next week to make an official announcement about a restart plan.

One of the most challenging goals for the league has been to come up with a plan on which teams will return. According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Zach Lowe, the league is leaning toward inviting 20-22 teams to finish the season at Walt Disney World.

This plan would likely allow teams that are within six games of making the playoffs to participate in regular games and then a tournament game to make the playoffs as the last seed in the conference. So far, this plan has not been confirmed, but there is a lot of speculation that the league is leaning toward it.

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It’s unclear if the Charlotte Hornets will be one of the teams that the league invites to finish the regular season. No matter what happens, fans can still expect there to be more time until the Hornets return to action.