Miles Bridges Surprisingly Reveals His Expected Return Timeline

This kind of caught everyone off guard. Again. After pleading no contest to felony charges involving domestic abuse and child abuse, Charlotte Hornets' restricted free agent Miles Bridges is once again hinting at an imminent return to the NBA.

The 24-year-old 6'9" power forward avoided jail time with his plea a couple of months ago, in return for just three years of probation which also includes 52 weeks of parenting classes, 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling and 100 hours of community service. 

His immediate future in the league was left in question, however, as the NBA initiated its own investigation, which is still ongoing, and has the power to suspend Bridges once (if?) he signs a new contract. 

A shocking report by Adrian Wojnarowski in late December indicated that the Hornets and Bridges were engaged in talks on a new contract, but the team vehemently denied it. 

Now Bridges, according to a story by the Associated Press, is suggesting that he could be returning to the Hornets next month. “It’s been a long process,” Bridges said. “I might be back in March.”

Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak said earlier this month, “The NBA is conducting an investigation and I don’t know when that is going to end. When it ends, we’ll have more information and we’ll go from there."

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