NBA Rumors: Miles Bridges Has Two Main Suitors In Western Conference

Miles Bridges has picked up this season right where he left off after missing all of the 2022-23 season after pleading no contest to felony domestic violence charges from an alleged incident involving his ex-girlfriend in front of their children. He's averaging 20.9 points, 7 rebounds and 2.9 assists. 

The 25-year-old accepted the Hornets' original qualifying offer, and is on a one-year deal, making $7.9 million and becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason. With the Charlotte Hornets going nowhere, it seems almost certain that they will move on from Bridges, and according to reports, two Western Conference teams who are expected to be active at the trade deadline have shown interest.

The Phoenix Suns have been looking for an athletic wing, and the 6'7" Bridges certainly fits the bill. They are "very confident" about getting a deal done, per Suns beat writer Gerald Bourguet.

After a slow start to the season, Phoenix (26-18) is now riding a seven-game winning streak, and have gotten themselves back into the Western Conference discussion. Adding Bridges strengthens their roster, if they're willing to take on the baggage. 

Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports is also reporting that the Utah Jazz have interest in acquiring Bridges, and mentions the Detroit Pistons as an interested suitor as well.

It must be noted that Bridge, because he accepted the QO, has a no-trade clause for the year, and can veto any deals. 

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