NBA Rumors: Two Teams "Monitoring" Miles Bridges, Interested In Trade

Restricted free agent Miles Bridges of the Charlotte Hornets found himself in a whole lot of hot water this offseason when he was arrested on felony domestic violence charges on the eve of free agency. His case took until earlier this month to resolve when he agreed to a plea bargain with probation but no jail time. 

The NBA is still able to and expected to, levy some type of suspension, but in the meantime, some teams are already lining up to possibly work out a sign-and-trade with Charlotte.

According to NBA Insider Shams Charania, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Detroit Pistons are two of the teams that are "monitoring" the Bridges situation.

 "Miles Bridges is a restricted free agent so he is eligible to be signed by any team," says Charania. "But there is a league investigation ongoing after he pleaded no contest on a felony case. I'm told that there are several teams, including the Lakers and the Pistons, that are monitoring the situation and waiting to see exactly what transpires in his conversations with Charlotte and otherwise.

"He has a qualifying offer that did expire, but he still remains a restricted free agent."

Bridges was one of the most improved players in the NBA last season when he averaged 20.2 points along with 7.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists going into his RFA year. That was all forgotten when he was charged with three felony counts on June 30th: one of injuring a child's parent and two felony counts of child abuse under circumstances or conditions likely to cause great bodily injury or death. 

The NBA's own investigation continues. 

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