Charlotte Hornets: Simulating the 2020-21 season on NBA 2K20

Charlotte Hornets Devonte' Graham. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Devonte' Graham. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

Using the team that the CPU put together in our last article during the 2020 offseason, let’s take a look at how the Charlotte Hornets will do next season in NBA 2K20.

While the league continues to make plans for the rest of the season, Charlotte Hornets fans can still explore options with fantasy basketball. For us, we used NBA 2K20 to simulate the 2020-21 season.

In my previous article, I simulated the Hornets’ 2020 offseason on NBA 2K20. For that simulation, I used NBA 2K20’s MyLeague mode, while using the “start now” option. In the offseason simulation, the Hornets make some interesting moves.

In free agency, the team signed Tyreke Evans, Julian Washburn, and Danilo Gallinari. Before this, the team selected James Wiseman, Charles Bassey, and Markus Howard (college basketball’s leading scorer) in the NBA Draft.

With these moves, I proceeded to simulate the 2020-21 season using this team that was put together. During this simulation, I allowed the CPU to make all moves during the regular season,

Summary of the Charlotte Hornets’ 2020-21 Season

At the start of the season, the team went on to actually make another signing. Days before the regular season kicked off; the Hornets signed JaVale McGee to a 2-year $9.44 million dollar deal.

The Hornets started the season slow in the simulation. Heading into the NBA’s trade deadline, the Hornets would go another season without making a trade. Following the trade deadline, the Hornets were sitting with a 20-32 record.

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At this point in the season, the only move that the Hornets had made was when the team was transferring Julian Washburn to the G-League.

Moreover, things began to change following the trade deadline, as the Hornets went on a five-game winning streak before All-Star weekend. The Hornets would only have one player play that weekend; Wiseman started in the Rising Stars Game.

Following All-Star weekend, the team extended their winning streak to seven before everything went downhill. The team lost many games when their streak was ended; this likely was because of season-ending injuries.

At the end of the season, the Hornets would finish with a record of 33-49, missing the playoffs again. Furthermore, the league’s MVP in this simulation was Giannis Antetokounmpo, who averaged 34.0 points and 16.4 rebounds per game. James Wiseman would also be named to the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team.

Following the season, the team’s leading scorer was Danilo Gallinari, who averaged 17.0 points per game. Behind him, Monk would help lead the team by scoring 14.6 points per game.

Honestly, the statistics were not great to look at, as NBA 2K gave some of the players some questionable low averages. However, a big reason because of this could have been because of how many frontcourt additions the Hornets made in the offseason simulation.

As of now, I would not want the Hornets to make some of the moves that they made in the simulation. The draft picks were great, but some of the free-agent additions really messed up the rotation, which forced the Hornets to almost play twelve players a game.

Heading into next season, do you foresee the Charlotte Hornets making any of these moves? Tweet us your predictions for next season on @SwarmnSting.

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