Miles Bridges out for the rest of the regular season due to protocols?
It looks like the Charlotte Hornets will have to secure a spot in the play-in tournament without the services of forward Miles Bridges.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday afternoon that Bridges would miss several games due to NBA health and safety protocols. Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium added that Bridges would have to be sidelined for 10-14 days and that such a schedule would likely prevent the 23-year-old from entering Charlotte’s final regular season contest, a showdown with the Wizards from Washington May 16.
The status of bridges beyond May 16 is pending as of Tuesday afternoon.
Bridges averaged 12.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game while shooting 50.6 percent from field and 40.5 percent from three-point distance. As Wojnarowski noted, Charlotte recently received some good news when rookie LaMelo Ball and goalkeeper Malik Monk returned from injury absences.
The Hornets, meanwhile, have lost three of their last four encounters and sit eighth in the Eastern Conference standings with a 31–33 overall rating. Charlotte welcomes the sad Detroit Pistons, responsible for the worst record of the conference (19-46), Tuesday evening.