A game between the Denver Nuggets and Cleveland Cavaliers was added to the schedule on Friday.
The newly scheduled game replaces a previously scheduled game between the Hornets and Nuggets that was postponed due to contact tracing.
Four San Antonio Spurs players have tested positive for COVID-19, the league announced on Tuesday.
The league have also postponed the Spurs' next three games, in addition to two Hornets' games due to contact tracing.
The Spurs have been in quarantine in Charlotte since Sunday.
29 games have now been postponed on the season.
The league reportedly is interested in having LaMelo Ball participate in the NBA Skills Challenge, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
"I'm told that one player the league would really like to get involved in that skills competition, is the Rookie of the Year favorite right now, Charlotte's LaMelo Ball," said Wojnarowski.
The Three-Point Contest and Skills Challenge would take place before the All-Star Game on March 7th.
The Slam Dunk Contest would then take place at halftime.
LaMelo Ball scored a career-high 34 points and added 8 assists in a 138-121 loss to the Utah Jazz on Friday night.
The 34 points are the most scored by a Hornets rookie since Alonzo Mourning in 1993.
"I'm not going to lie, I'm very impressed. Not just his playmaking ability and his competitiveness, but his joy. I don't think I have ever not seen him smile throughout the game," said Donovan Mitchell of Ball after the game.
Ball has also started the last three games after coming off the bench to start his career.
James Borrego highlighted Ball's zero turnovers in the game.
"When I see that ratio, good things are going to happen for us most times than not, no matter if the shots go in or not."
Tyrese Haliburton and LaMelo Ball have been named the NBA's Rookie of the Month for December/January.
Haliburton is averaging 11.0 points, 5.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Sacramento Kings.
Ball is averaging 12.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists for the Charlotte Hornets.
James Borrego explained his decision to play LaMelo Ball just 16 minutes on Friday night, citing his turnovers.
“If you’re turning the ball over five times in 16 minutes, that ain’t gonna cut it for me. If you’re doing that on the offensive end, you better be bringing something defensively," said Borrego following their 123-110 loss to the Bulls.
Ball finished the game with 7 points and 2 assists.
Ball, who said he was "rushing a lot of stuff," agreed that he had struggled the last two games.
“Last two games, I don’t think I’ve been doing real well. I’m going to try to amp it up a little next game.”
Gordon Hayward underwent a previously unreported elective surgery in early October to alleviate persistent nerve pain his left foot, according to Sam Amick of The Athletic.
Hayward's surgery was performed by Indianapolis-based Dr. David Porter, which relieved the discomfort that he played through last season and required approximately four weeks of recovery time for the incision to heal.
A source from the Charlotte Hornets told The Athletic they were aware of the procedure during free agency and were completely comfortable with Hayward's medical status.
“Imagine just having a constant burning sensation in your foot,” Bartelstein said of the condition. “It’s like having a rock in your shoe all the time. (Morton’s Neuroma) is a simple procedure they’re able to do that removes that nerve so you’re not feeling that burning sensation. It’s made a world of difference.”
Cody Zeller is expected to return for the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.
Zeller has missed the last month due to a broken bone in his left hand.
James Borrego said that Zeller will have no minutes restriction when he returns.
The NBA fined three players stemming from their roles during a game this week between the Dallas Mavericks and Charlotte Hornets.
James Johnson was fined $40,000. For the Hornets, Cody Martin lost $25,000 and Caleb Martin $20,000.
The incident happened with about 2:40 left in Wednesday's game, a 118-99 victory by Charlotte.
The NBA said Johnson deliberately pushed Cody Martin out of bounds, "aggressively confronting him and initiating the incident."
Cody Zeller will miss the next 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery for his fractured left hand.
Bismack Biyombo is expected to take Zeller's role in the starting lineup.
The Hornets also have an open roster spot.