Hornets had lowball offer for Miles Bridges

The Charlotte Hornets offered Miles Bridges a four-year, $60 million contract extension, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported on his podcast The Hoop Collective (via RealGM). “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,” Windhorst said. “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.”
Source: Erin Walsh @ Bleacher Report

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Miles Bridges @MilesBridges
Tough loss! We’ll bounce back!! Nothing we can’t fix – 10:46 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Final: Heat 114, #Hornets 99
Gordon Hayward 23 points, 6 rebs, 4 assists
Miles Bridges 22 points, 8 rebs
Kelly Oubre 17 pts
Up next: vs. Portland on Sunday – 10:04 PM

Spencer Percy @QCHspencer
Well, at least we have this from tonight. Miles Bridges! PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Hornets’ reported baseline contract-extension offer to Miles Bridges: Four years, $60M…4:40 PM

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
BING, BONG: Friday = 10 Things I Like + Don’t Like, starring Ja Morant, Miles Bridges, the new-look Knicks, fun bench taunts, blah Nets, much more:…9:24 AM

Miles Bridges @MilesBridges
Free Kellz 🤞🏽 – 1:13 PM

Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Best players of the season so far per @Alberto de Roa‘s Global Rating:
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo
2. Stephen Curry
3. Kevin Durant
5. Trae Young1:57 AM

Justin Verrier @JustinVerrier
New Group Chat w/ @Rob Mahoney, determining what’s real and what’s not one week into the season. Bing Bong Knicks, Miles Bridges, more:…10:13 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Miles Bridges last 4 games:
31 PTS | 6 REB | 5 3PT | 52 FG%
25 PTS | 10 REB | 2 3PT | 50 FG%
32 PTS | 9 REB | 3 3PT | 56 FG%
30 PTS | 7 REB | 4 3PT | 54 FG%
Leap taken. PM

David Baumann @DavidBaumannORL
Magic now 1-4.
No answer for Miles Bridges, who had 31 in the Hornets 120-111 win in Orlando.
Magic reserves went -8, -22, -18 and -15 as the Hornets bench went +27, +16, +24 and +14.
Depth a recurring issue as the Magic remain w/o 3 starters (Fultz, Isaac, Okeke). – 9:28 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
Miles Bridges scores 31 including 5 threes, Ish Smith closes over LaMelo, and people appreciate Mason Plumlee again. What are these Hornets? – 9:25 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Miles Bridges tonight:
✅ 31 PTS
✅ 6 REB
✅ 5-10 3P
Bridges has scored 131 points this season. The only player in @Charlotte Hornets history with more points through the first five games of a season is Kemba Walker (155, 2018-19). – 9:24 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Final: #Hornets 120, Magic 111
Miles Bridges 31 points, 6 rebounds
Gordon Hayward 24 points
Up next: at Miami on Friday – 9:23 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Miles Bridges tops 30 points again (he has 31) and has hit a season-high 5 three-pointers. #Hornets lead Orlando 118-109 with 36 seconds left. – 9:18 PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Hornets going to take this one, up by 9 with 36 seconds left. Miles Bridges has 31 points, Gordon Hayward 24. – 9:17 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Tired: Lonzo Ball will make the All-Star team.
Wired: Miles Bridges will make the All-Star team. – 8:59 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
The rare play where LaMelo will miss someone in transition. Miles Bridges wasn’t too happy with him either. Ball has struggled scoring tonight, think he was focused on getting himself on track. PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
End of 3Q: Magic 93, Hornets 91
Miles Bridges is up to 28 points. Cole Anthony has 18. – 8:49 PM

Spencer Percy @QCHspencer
#Hornets would be lost at sea without Miles Bridges tonight. He’s taking another huge developmental step in front of our eyes. – 8:40 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Miles Bridges has 20 points, which marks the fourth straight game he’s had at least that many. It’s the longest streak of his career. – 8:29 PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Halftime: Hornets 64, Magic 61
Miles Bridges has a game-high 17 points, while Terrence Ross leads the Magic with 13. – 8:05 PM

James Plowright @British_Buzz
No Nick Richards, Miles Bridges in as the back up center and that’s while Bamba is in the game – 8:00 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
That dunk by @Jaylen Brown over Miles Bridges… will that ever get old? – 7:52 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Same starters for the #Hornets tonight in Orlando:
LaMelo Ball
Kelly Oubre
Gordon Hayward
Miles Bridges
Mason Plumlee – 6:45 PM

More on this storyline

Marc Stein: League source confirms that Charlotte’s extension offer to Miles Bridges topped out at four years, $60 million before the Oct. 18 deadline, as @WindhorstESPN reported. -via Twitter @TheSteinLine / October 30, 2021

Chris Haynes: Charlotte Hornets and swingman Miles Bridges will not reach agreement on a rookie-scale extension before the deadline and he’ll become a restricted free-agent at the end of the 2021-22 season, league sources tell @YahooSports. -via Twitter @ChrisBHaynes / October 18, 2021