The Charlotte Hornets and Miles Bridges were unable to agree to an extension prior to the deadline and he will become a restricted free agent in the offseason. Bridges has so far had a breakout season as one of the NBA’s better young wings.
Mikal Bridges signed a four-year, $90 million extension with the Phoenix Suns.
“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,” said Brian Windhorst. “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.”
“I think he would have gotten it from somebody next summer,” said Tim MacMahon.
“Obviously once that deal is signed, [Miles] cannot sign for $30 million less. We can debate on where they were.”
Based on how Miles Bridges has played to start the season, he will be in line for a contract closer to what Mikal Bridges signed as opposed to Charlotte’s extension offer.