Speaking to ESPN, Windhorst said on Monday: “Let’s take a look at Miles Bridges. He is not currently on a maximum contract with the Charlotte Hornets as far as I am told. So he goes to the market, starting on Thursday or Friday, to see if he can get that offer elsewhere.’
Source: Karl Rasmussen @ Linking Points
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Rod Boone †rodboone
It’s a big week for the #hornets† Here are five things you probably missed after the draft that you need to know when they start off-season.
Amongst them? What Mitch Kupchak said about:
• Mile Bridges
• Gordon Hayward
• Shift in philosophy during concept
charlotteobserver.com/sports/charlot… † 9:37 am
James Plowright †British_Buzz
“As I reported last week, even if there is room for a player to sign a max contract, the Pistons are unlikely to throw max offers to limited free agents Deandre Ayton and Miles Bridges, although things could change. “
Reported by Piston’s beat writer @James Edwards III pic.twitter.com/8gKvRWZdHY † 8:38 am
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With those moves in mind, Detroit will need to add five to six players via free agency or trade to complete the roster. As I reported last week, even if there’s room for a player to sign a max contract, the Pistons are unlikely to throw max offers at limited free agents Deandre Ayton and Miles Bridges, although things could change. Instead, signs point to Detroit looking for high-quality, experienced role-players to pair with its young core while advancing this rebuilding. Maintaining financial flexibility going forward is still important to the franchise, according to sources, with the free agency class expected to be much more filled by 2023 than this year’s group. On the trade front, Detroit could choose to use its cap space to acquire unwanted contracts and picks, thereby adding potential rotating players. -through the athletic / 27 June 2022
Detroit is expected to have a salary cap in the $50 million range to chase Ayton and perhaps another top free agent, with Charlotte’s Miles Bridges and Cleveland’s Collin Sexton thought to be on the Pistons’ wish list for Dallas’ Jalen Brunson. -through marcstein.substack.com / June 23, 2022