Charlotte Hornets ahead Miles Bridges was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon and booked on a felony home violence warrant, the Los Angeles Police Division confirmed to ESPN on Thursday.
The LAPD didn’t launch particulars on the fees, but it surely confirmed to ESPN that Bridges was launched later Wednesday on $130,000 bond and is scheduled to seem in courtroom on July 20.
“The Charlotte Hornets are conscious of the scenario involving Miles Bridges,” the crew mentioned in a press release Thursday. “We’re within the strategy of gathering extra info. We may have no additional remark at the moment.”
Bridges, the Hornets’ main scorer final season, is about to turn into a restricted free agent and will command a max contract within the coming weeks. The information comes on the eve of NBA free company, which begins Thursday evening with groups capable of communicate with free brokers.
Bridges, 24, averaged profession highs with 20.2 factors and seven.zero rebounds final season in what amounted to a breakout season for the four-year NBA veteran whereas taking part in alongside All-Star level guard LaMelo Ball.
Bridges, who performed at Michigan State, can be a rapper who goes by the identify RTB MB.
The Hornets prolonged Bridges a qualifying supply Tuesday, which permits them to an opportunity to match any supply sheet made by one other crew.
“As a company, we love Miles,” Hornets basic supervisor Mitch Kupchak mentioned Tuesday. “We’re going to convey him again. He has been nice for the franchise, and I consider, along with his work ethic, he’s solely going to get higher.”
Though the 6-foot-7, 225-pound participant, who was the 12th choose within the 2018 NBA draft, mentioned after the season that he wished to return to the Hornets, Bridges just lately modified his Twitter bio from “ahead for the Charlotte Hornets” to “It is me.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.