The Charlotte Hornets offered Miles Bridges a four-year, $60 million contract extension, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported on his podcast The Hoop Collective (via RealGM). “When he was in negotiations for his extensions a couple of weeks ago, I’m told the Hornets’ baseline offer was four years, $60 million,” Windhorst said. “Which is $15 million per year. If you look at what Mikal Bridges, which we’ve compared him to during his career, got … which some people in the league feel is an overpay.”
Source: Erin Walsh @ Bleacher Report
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Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
BING, BONG: Friday = 10 Things I Like + Don’t Like, starring Ja Morant, Miles Bridges, the new-look Knicks, fun bench taunts, blah Nets, much more: espn.com/nba/insider/st… – 9:24 AM
Justin Verrier @JustinVerrier
New Group Chat w/ @Rob Mahoney, determining what’s real and what’s not one week into the season. Bing Bong Knicks, Miles Bridges, more:
open.spotify.com/episode/6vglpq… – 10:13 PM
Miles Bridges last 4 games:
31 PTS | 6 REB | 5 3PT | 52 FG%
25 PTS | 10 REB | 2 3PT | 50 FG%
32 PTS | 9 REB | 3 3PT | 56 FG%
30 PTS | 7 REB | 4 3PT | 54 FG%
Leap taken. pic.twitter.com/aULnRNqjXB – 9:28 PM
David Baumann @DavidBaumannORL
Magic now 1-4.
No answer for Miles Bridges, who had 31 in the Hornets 120-111 win in Orlando.
Magic reserves went -8, -22, -18 and -15 as the Hornets bench went +27, +16, +24 and +14.
Depth a recurring issue as the Magic remain w/o 3 starters (Fultz, Isaac, Okeke). – 9:28 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Miles Bridges tonight:
✅ 31 PTS
✅ 6 REB
✅ 5-10 3P
Bridges has scored 131 points this season. The only player in @Charlotte Hornets history with more points through the first five games of a season is Kemba Walker (155, 2018-19). – 9:24 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
The rare play where LaMelo will miss someone in transition. Miles Bridges wasn’t too happy with him either. Ball has struggled scoring tonight, think he was focused on getting himself on track. pic.twitter.com/bjIHBbtODf – 8:56 PM
More on this storyline
Marc Stein: League source confirms that Charlotte’s extension offer to Miles Bridges topped out at four years, $60 million before the Oct. 18 deadline, as @WindhorstESPN reported. -via Twitter @TheSteinLine / October 30, 2021
Chris Haynes: Charlotte Hornets and swingman Miles Bridges will not reach agreement on a rookie-scale extension before the deadline and he’ll become a restricted free-agent at the end of the 2021-22 season, league sources tell @YahooSports. -via Twitter @ChrisBHaynes / October 18, 2021