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The NBA Draft Lottery will be held virtually next Thursday

Despite the Wizards making a mockery of their time in the bubble, the Hornets are locked into their spot.

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Shams Charnia is reporting that the NBA Lottery will be held virtually next Thursday, August 20th.

We’ve known about the date for a few weeks ago, so that part isn’t news. The only real news here is that the team reps will appear virtually. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last five months, you probably already expected that too.

In other lottery news, Charlotte Hornets fans may be concerned with the Washington Wizards mailing it in and losing all of their games in Orlando. Technically, the Wizards have fallen below the Hornets and the Chiacgo Bulls thanks to their 0-6 run through the bubble so far. But fear not, the Delete Eight have been locked into their lottery slots, so there’s nothing that can happen between now and next Thursday that will affect the Hornets lottery odds.

We’ll have a more detailed look at the Hornets odds of landing each pick next week as we get ready for lottery day.