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Upcoming free agent forward Miles Bridges is anticipated to require a max offer heading into October, league executives believe. However, while Charlotte has the ability to match any offer heading his way, there are rumors that the franchise may be hesitant to do so. The 24-year-old was an explosive option on the offensive end for the Hornets last season, averaging 20.2 points, considerably more than the previous year. Bridges has All-Star potential, so regardless of where he signs over the summer, fantasy managers should keep him on the radar
Upcoming free-agent center Montrezl Harrell is facing up to five years in prison after being arrested on a felony drug charge. In May, the 28-year-old was pulled over by Kentucky State police for following a vehicle too closely. During the stop, officers allegedly smelled marijuana, prompting a search of his car and revealing three pounds of marijuana stuffed inside a backpack. Harrell began the 2021-22 campaign with the Wizards before he was moved to the Hornets ahead of the deadline, where he averaged 11.4 points, 4.9 boards, and 2.0 assists throughout 25 games in Charlotte. However, with time behind bars and a league suspension potentially on the horizon, it's unlikely any team will sign him this summer, which obviously wouldn't work out in his favor from a fantasy standpoint.
Forward Miles Bridges will be getting plenty of attention during free agency over the summer, with the Portland Trail Blazers rumored to be the latest team looking to acquire his services. The 24-year-old easily had the best season of his career in 2021-22, finishing with averages of 20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.8 assists. However, because he'll be a restricted free agent, the Hornets will have a chance to match any offers heading his way, which is expected given how well he played last year. Nonetheless, regardless of where he is playing this season, he'll continue to see plenty of interest from the fantasy community, and rightfully so.
Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier had a rough shooting night in the team's 132-103 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. He went 8-for-22 from the field while connecting on two of his eight three-point attempts. He wound up scoring 21 points in the game, while also adding four rebounds and three assists. Additionally, he had a game-high five turnovers. Overall, it was a strong year for Rozier as he averaged 19.3 points, 4.5 assists and 3.0 three-pointers per game while shooting 44.4% from the field. He'll be an unrestricted free agent this summer and there's a good chance we'll see him in another jersey next season.
Charlotte Hornets point guard LaMelo Ball scored a game-high 26 points in the team's 132-103 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. It wasn't a very efficient shooting night for the second-year guard as he went 7-for-25 from the field, including 4-for-14 from three-point land. He racked up seven assists, five rebounds and a steal while committing three turnovers. Ball had a fantastic second year in the NBA, building off his strong rookie campaign. He averaged 20.1 points, 7.6 assists, 6.7 rebounds, 2.9 three-pointers and 1.6 steals per game this year. Despite the blowout loss on Wednesday, the Hornets have a bright future ahead with Ball as the franchise's centerpiece.