Charlotte Hornets: NBA Draft Lottery date changed, moved up

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With the NBA season about to restart, the Charlotte Hornets now officially know the date of the NBA Draft Lottery.

The Charlotte Hornets and their fans have been waiting a while now to find out more about how their offseason will be conducted. After the Hornets were one of the twenty-two teams selected to go to Orlando, it was clear that the team would have a long break.

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One of the things fans have been looking forward to is the NBA Draft Lottery. With the team’s season over, Charlotte has been projected to receive the 8th pick in their draft because of their record.

On Tuesday, the NBA rescheduled the day of the Draft Lottery. The date was reportedly supposed to be on August 20th, but the league decided to move the day up to August 25th. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported this update, but there has not been a reason to why the date was moved.

With the Draft Lottery being rescheduled, fans can, however, expect the NBA Draft to remain on the same day. For now, the 2020 NBA Draft is expected to take place on October 16th. The draft’s date is now less than three months away.

As the league prepares for the Draft Lottery, teams will still be fighting to playoff positioning during the bubble in Orlando. Each team will play eight games, as they try to improve where they will be seeded in the playoffs.

While the Hornets may be projected to receive the aforementioned, 8th pick, the few teams who still have the highest chances to get the top pick are the Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Minnesota Timberwolves, who all have a 14% chance.

As the Charlotte Hornets prepare for the NBA Draft Lottery, will the team have the same luck that the New Orleans Pelicans had last season? Fans could be in for a surprise if someone unexpected wins the Draft Lottery.

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