The Charlotte Hornets have fallen upon some bad times, and they’re so desperate that they’re about to re-sign Miles Bridges.
The Charlotte Hornets have the third-worst record in the league. They are struggling and have some big decisions to make heading into the NBA Trade Deadline. They have several players on the roster whose future is not certain with the team and it’s not clear how exactly the team will operate over the next few weeks.
And the team’s recent losing doesn’t make anything easier or clearer.
Things have gotten so bad that the Hornets are reportedly discussing a contract with Miles Bridges. Bridges remains unsigned as a restricted free agent after his legal troubles during the offseason.
During the offseason, Bridges pleaded no contest to his felony charge on a domestic violence incident. While some believe that Bridges committed a crime that would prevent him from ever stepping foot on an NBA court again, it appears that the Hornets believe otherwise.
Is this a smart move for the Charlotte Hornets?
If this is something that the Hornets follow through with, the backlash will be interesting. You’d have to imagine that there will be some public pushback from the fan base and possibly around the league.
While it’s not surprising that the Hornets would explore the option of signing Bridges, I’m not sure it’s the best idea. Bridges is talented and was considered to be a major part of the Hornets’ core just a year ago.
Second chances are very real and something that all people should get. However, playing in the NBA is a luxury. And just because a person is awarded a second chance doesn’t mean they have the right to the same luxury they had beforehand.
I think that gets lost in a lot of this. But I’m not the decision-maker in Charlotte, so my opinion doesn’t really matter. From all indications, it seems that this is the road that the Hornets are going to go down. I’m sure this is an organization that has gone through the potential repercussions that could come with making this decision and they’re OK with that.
The Hornets appear ready and willing to bring Bridges back into the fold. We’ll see how it all unfolds for them.