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Thursday, December 08, 2022

Hornet forward Miles Bridges arrested on the eve of free agency

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges was arrested in California on the eve of NBA free agency after a warrant was issued, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

LAPD spokeswoman Lizeth Lomeli confirmed that Bridges was arrested Wednesday, but did not release details on the charges. TMZ reports that Bridges is facing charges of domestic violence.

The Hornets said in a statement that they are “aware of the situation concerning Miles Bridge. We are in the process of collecting additional information. We will have no further comment at this time.”

Bridges’ agent, Rich Paul, did not immediately return phone calls left by The Associated Press.

Bridges, the Hornets’ leading scorer last season, is set to become a banned free agent and could command a maximum contract in the coming weeks. His arrest comes on the eve of NBA free agency, which begins Thursday night, in which teams can talk with free agents.

Bridges, 24, averaged a career-high 20.2 points and seven rebounds in what was a breakout season for the four-year NBA legend playing alongside All-Star point guard LaMelo Ball.

Bridges, who played at Michigan State, is also a rapper who goes by the name RTB MB.

The Hornets made a qualifying offer to the Bridges on Tuesday, giving them a chance to match any offer sheets made by another team.

“As an organization we love Miles,” Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak said Tuesday. “We are going to bring him back. He has been a great addition to the franchise and I believe he will continue to get better with his style of work.

The 6-foot-7, 225-pound Bridges said he wanted to return to the Hornets after the season, but he recently changed his Twitter bio from “Forward to the Charlotte Hornets” to “It’s me,” citing the situation. I got intrigued. ,

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