Just like the rest, the Charlotte Hornets held a NBA Media Day on September 26th. Although most of the event was and focused on team goals and expectations, Miles Bridges was still mentioned. Bridges could be sentenced to 11 and 8 months imprisonment for domestic violence. Reporters were keen to ask the tough questions.
Bridges has been in touch with Mason Plumlee and Mason Washington. Bridges seemed to be doing well, but they didn’t want to delve too deeply into the subject.
Ball stated that Bridges was a “friend” who he spoke to daily to find out what the issue was. They have had an amazing chemistry and have been nicknamed “Air BnB” because of the highlights reel lobs Ball has given Bridges.
Bridges just finished his 2021-22 best season as a professional and is a major part of the team’s success. It is only natural that Ball would like to see his teammate back.
Both Washington and Plumlee are open to Bridges’ return, but they had less to share about the subject. Terry Rozier was also questioned about the matter and declined to answer any questions about his former teammate. When asked about Miles Bridges’ situation, he said he did wish him well but didn’t comment.
The Hornets are moving on
Everyone within the company would welcome back their top swingman with open arms. The situation is a negative one for the Hornets. Bridges is still a restricted-free agent with the Hornets, but that does not mean he will be fired.
Everybody should be open to the possibility that he may not be a part of the team in the near future. This seems to be the case. Every player who was asked about the situation shared the same position: they are ready to move on without him.
The Hornets are one of the most youthful teams in the league. Bridges’ absence will be felt, but the Hornets still have young prospects on their roster. PJ Washington, outside of LaMelo Ball is expected to make a big step this year.
JT Thor, Kai Jones and James Bouknight are eager to share how their games have improved this summer. The Hornets should also be excited about Mark Williams, a young player.
The expectations for the Hornets are low, but that could be an advantage. They should be able fly under radar and surprise teams when they come to town. The boys of Buzz City should have a great time and be interesting.