The Charlotte Hornets just watch the NBA conclude the eight seeding games in the league’s bubble. However, one team actually did not improve in the Bubble.
When the Charlotte Hornets were not chosen to be one of the twenty-two teams to go to Orlando, many thought the people ahead of them would play well; this was not the case. One team actually concluded the bubble with a worse record than the Hornets.
The Washington Wizards finished the season with a record of 25-47. During the bubble, the Wizards only won one game, which was against the Boston Celtics on Friday. During the Bubble, Bradley Beal did not play a minute for the Wizards.
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As the Wizards finished with their record, the Hornets sat with a record of 23-42. Even though the Hornets did not play, the team still finished with a winning percentage of .354; this is higher than the Wizards’ .347.
When the Hornets officially had a better record than the Wizards, many complained about Washington getting better draft odds. However, it was announced that records picked up in the bubble would not increase draft odds.
Even though the Hornets technically have a better winning percentage, the team will still have high odds of picking up the 8th pick. The Wizards will still keep the lottery odds that they had prior to the bubble.
While it may be crazy to think the Hornets got a better record than a team ahead of them, the team is still looking toward the future. In almost under two months, the league will be gearing up for the NBA Draft and Free Agency.
As of now, the NBA Draft is set to occur on October 16th, while Free Agency will begin on October 18th. With that in mind, the Hornets have a lot coming up for them.
The Charlotte Hornets may not be able to play until December, but fans can expect them to be vocal during the offseason. The team heads into the offseason with some great picks, and with a significant amount of cap space.