Miles Bridges is set to be a restricted free agent this offseason, but it appears the team isn’t desperate to keep him off the market.
“He’s not being offered, from what I am told, a max contract by the Charlotte Hornets right now,” ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported Monday. “So, he is gonna go out into the marketplace starting on Thursday, Friday and see if he can get that offer from somewhere else.”
Last week, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that the Hornets would be reluctant to match a max offer.
“Rival executives expect Hornets restricted free agent Miles Bridges to command a maximum—or near-max—deal in July, and sources said there’s hesitancy from Charlotte to match a max sheet,” Charania wrote.
This news comes just weeks after Bridges took to Instagram story and posted himself drinking ‘purple drank’ and smoking a joint. He would soon take to Twitter and responded to the uproar. “Pink lemonade,” Bridges wrote, apparently in attempt to dispel speculation that has since bubbled up online that the drink contained codeine.
Before the start of last season, Bridges and his agent, Rich Paul, turned down the Hornets’ offer for a four-year, $60 million contract extension.
Bridges bet on himself and it worked out when he led the Hornets with 20.2 points per game while also averaging 7.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists, all of which were career highs.
However, it looks like he’ll be making millions elsewhere next season.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.