Announced as one of the most closely watched free agents on the market, Miles Bridges has seen his rating drop dramatically after facing serious charges recently. Faced with these, its leaders would have chosen to react with the strong way.
From a purely sporting point of view, he had managed to explode at the best of times possible. Under contract with the Hornets until June 30, Miles Bridges was simply coming out of the best season of his career. And by far. With averages of 20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists, he even appeared as a contender for a max contract in recent weeks. But suddenly everything changed.
At the dawn of the opening of the free agent market, the 24-year-old winger appeared in the news for very sad reasons. Arrested by LAPD, he has since been targeted by several serious charges. His future in the NBA was therefore quickly called into question following this episode, which led the Charlotte front office to adopt a radical position.
Miles Bridges blacklisted in the league?
Already out of whack following the revelation of his arrest, Bridges has seen his image deteriorate a little more in recent hours. His wife, Mychelle Johnson, revealed chilling photos of his physical condition, she who would have been the target of the player’s violence. The noose is therefore tightening more than ever on him, who should a priori never again wear a Hornets jersey according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando :
Sources expect Charlotte to pull the qualifying offer for Miles Bridges making him an unrestricted free agent after being charged for domestic violence by the LAPD.
— Emiliano Carchia (@Carchia) July 2, 2022
Sources expect Charlotte to withdraw her qualifying offer for Miles Bridges, which would make him an unrestricted free agent after he was charged with domestic violence by LAPD.
Until now subject to a restriction in this free agency, Bridges could see his franchise match any offer made by a rival team. A privilege that its leaders now want to get rid of.
While no judgment has yet been rendered in this case, Charlotte is not taking any risks, and no longer wants to see her image associated with Bridges. A phenomenon that tends to democratize in the league. It seems very unlikely that a team is positioned on the winger, regardless of his talent, for fear of the repercussions that such a move would generate. Something to delight the many fans who firmly condemn the acts of which he is accused.
Placed in the eye of the storm for a few days, Miles Bridges logically sees his future seriously darken in the NBA. A re-signing to the Hornets seems in any case impossible in the current state of things!