Hornets Not Offering Max Contract To Rising Star

The Charlotte Hornets reportedly are not offering rising star forward Miles Bridges a max deal, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Last week, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported that the Hornets are thinking twice about giving the 24-year-old max money. 

Bridges should garner a ton of interest around the league given his break-out campaign. In his fourth NBA season, the lefty led the Hornets in scoring, averaging 20.2 points, to go along with 7.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists. 

Bridges turned down a four-year, $60 million deal last summer and opted to play out the season. His decision to hold out an extension turned out well for him as he could be in line for a much sizable deal than what the Hornets previously offered. 

Michael Scotto of Hoops Hype reported that the 6-foot-6 forward could earn up to $25 million a season.

Given Bridges' restricted free agency status, Charlotte still has control whether they want to retain him or not. Another team can offer him his desired max deal, but the Hornets will have three days to decide whether he'll be worth keeping on that contract.

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