Miles Bridges, one of the top players available at the free agency, is facing serious difficulties just days before NBA free agents are allowed to begin negotiating contracts. The star forward for the Charlotte Hornets was detained in Los Angeles on felony domestic abuse allegations, according to TMZ Sports on Wednesday night.
Sources confirmed that Miles Bridges, 24, turned himself in the aftermath and was later released on a $130,000 bond.
“Law enforcement sources tell us a woman claims she was in an argument with Bridges that turned physical. We’re told police were called to the scene, but Bridges was gone by the time cops arrived. We’re told the woman required medical attention.” As reported by TMZ Sports on Miles Bridges’ arrest.
Bridges’ impending restricted free agency status is perhaps the least of his worries in light of the unsettling arrest. The former No. 12 pick from Michigan State was open to receiving a max contract from some teams, it should be noted. Of course, that is now in doubt.
What does it mean for Bridges’’ Future
Late on Wednesday night, news of Bridges’ arrest began to circulate. There isn’t much information available besides the TMZ Sports report. What is known is that Bridges’ team did not react to the outlet’s query.
Bridges, a 2018 first-round pick out of Michigan State, had a tremendous season. He collaborated with LaMelo Ball on a Hornets squad that fell in the play-in round for the second straight season while averaging 20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game.
As this is a breaking story, more information will be provided as it becomes available. The claimed victim’s welfare should come first for the time being. At this point, the topic goes beyond basketball and NBA contracts.