With missing the playoffs for an eighth consecutive season, they may look to make some changes this offseason. One of those changes may be to let one of their star players, Miles Bridges, walk this summer in free agency. Charlotte may also look to keep the 26-year-old forward, as they did not trade him at last year’s trade deadline.

Bridges is coming off of the best season of his five-yearcareer. After coming back from his ten-game suspension at the beginning of the season, he averaged a career-high 21.0 points and 7.3 rebounds in 69 games. He also made a

career-high 2.3 three-pointers per game. This was surprising because he had not played basketball since the 2021-22 season due to him missing the 2022-23 season while being involved in a domestic violence case.

He did post his worst defensive rating of his career at 119.6. Bridges is known more for his offense, as his highest defensive rating of his career was 111.7 during his rookie season. Despite the poor defense, Bridges played 37.4 minutes per game, the fourth highest in the NBA, and was a consistent scorer for a beaten-up Hornets team.