And yes Miles Bridges was coming back to the NBA? The athlete, sentenced to three years probation for domestic violence, would negotiate a new contract with the Charlotte Hornets. According to ESPN, he could sign with his former team in the near future.
The franchise of Michael Jordan would hope to reinstate the winger relatively quickly to the squad so that he can serve his potential suspension as soon as possible. It is indeed expected that the NBA will sanction the player – at least temporarily – after the acts he has committed. At the moment, his case is still under investigation by the league and the duration of this probable suspension is not yet known.
In court in November, Miles Bridges did not contest the domestic violence charges that have been hovering over him since June. If he avoided prison thanks to an agreement made with the prosecutors, he was still sentenced by the Superior Court of Los Angeles. The winger was given three years probation and 100 hours of community service, among other measures.
Several teams are monitoring Miles Bridges’ situation, including the Lakers
Despite all of this, the Hornets reportedly never really lost contact with Bridges’ agent. The two parties have already been working on a potential return to North Carolina for a while. If he does not sign a new contract with Charlotte, the winger will still remain free agent restricted. The front office will therefore have the opportunity to match competitors’ offers if they so wish.
Prior to his arrest, the 24-year-old was one of the most coveted free agents on the market. He posted, in 2021-22, averages of 20.2 points and 7 rebounds, at 49.1% shooting. The Hornets, 14th in the East with an 8-24 record, started their season extremely badly.
There is no doubt that the return of Miles Bridges would cause a stir after his sentencing. The league, which wants to be exemplary on issues of social justice, is today in a difficult position. If he were to sign a new contract, the ball would be in the court ofAdam Silver. The commissioner should then decide the player’s future in the NBA.
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