NBA Rumors: Miles Bridges Free Agency Plans Revealed

After sitting out the entire 2022-23 season as a restricted free agent, former Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges—out due to domestic violent issues—is expected to re-sign with the Hornets this summer. 

That's the word from NBA Insider Marc Stein

Bridges recently posted an online photo of himself recently, dressed in Hornets' garb during a workout. 

But regardless of the contract, Bridges will not be available for the first 10 games of the season, as commissioner Adam Silver has already handed down a 10-game suspension as a result of the felony domestic abuse charges. 

The Hornets must first submit a qualifying offer by June 29th to make Bridges a restricted free agent. The QO would be worth $7.7M, but it's likely that the once-promising forward would decline that, as he'll be in line for a bigger deal on his new contract. It was rumored last year, shortly before free agency, that the Hornets weren't set to offer him a max deal, but a hefty one, nevertheless.

In 2021-22, Bridges broke through with a career year in his 4th season, averaging 20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists, all personal highs. He increased his scoring by nearly eight points per game. 

But on the eve of free agency, the 6'7", 225-pound forward made headlines for all the wrong reasons, being arrested on the felony domestic abuse charges filed by his girlfriend for an incident that occurred in front of their two young children. 

He'll look to restart what was a promising career, this summer. 

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