Hornets Sign Miles Bridges To Rookie Contract

The Hornets have signed first-round pick Miles Bridges to his four-year rookie scale contract, a league source tells Michael Scotto of The Athletic (Twitter link). The deal will feature two guaranteed years, with team options for years three and four.

Bridges, who was selected with the No. 12 pick, was part of a draft-night trade. The Clippers technically drafted Bridges, sending his draft rights and two second-round picks to Charlotte in exchange for the draft rights to No. 11 pick Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

Bridges is coming off a sophomore season at Michigan State in which he averaged 17.1 PPG, 7.0 RPG, and 2.7 APG with a shooting line of .457/.364/.853. He could potentially handle either forward position at the NBA level.

Assuming he signs for the full 120% of the rookie scale for the No. 12 pick, Bridges will earn a first-year salary of $3.2MM. He’ll be extension-eligible in 2021 and eligible for restricted free agency in 2022.

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7 thoughts on “Hornets Sign Miles Bridges To Rookie Contract

  1. I have a feeling this guy will struggle at the next level. He’s like Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, he can do many things pretty well but that shot needs some work. He’ll probably improve on it, but just saying.

    • D-NBA
      Dionis

      Dude did you even see him in college? This kid can guard the 2,3, and 4. He’s going to be better than MKG easily.

        • D-NBA
          Dionis

          I know he can but to say Miles won’t be better than him offensively is asinine. Miles Bridges already coming into the league is a better shooter than MKG.

          • Fair enough… we’ll see.

            Im not usually off on player assessments.

            Last guy I missed on was Pervis Ellison. I thought he was going to be an excellent player but he always got hurt and was a big-time bust.

            • x%sure

              MKG is a good comparison but he mostly just shot power layups and tried to scare people at KY. He was overrated. Miles can do more.

              Should be interesting competition on Charlotte, with Batum moved out at the 2.

  2. realistnotsucker

    7th straight year with a bad draft they haven’t drafted anyone good since Kemba

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