The Charlotte Hornets allowed Miles Bridges $7.9 million qualifying offer expire, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. What does this mean exactly? The Hornets can still work out a new deal with Bridges at a later date if they choose to and he will remain a restricted free agent.
With the preseason well underway, roster cuts are already being made around the league. Some players brought into camp on non-guaranteed contracts, similar to the deals LiAngelo Ball and Dennis Smith Jr. signed last month, have been cut loose. It’s well-documented that the Charlotte Hornets currently only have 13 players signed to the 15-man roster; if the front office is to fill one or both of those spots, all signs point to Ball and Smith having the upper hand over any Exhibit 10 signee at ear...
As we can see, the Charlotte Hornets are looking to take away the middle of the court by overloading it with defenders, while the low-man is expected to rotate over to corner shooters should a pass make find its way over there. The image above shows how many bodies are pressuring the perimeter and how LaMelo Ball's positioning is designed to take away the skip pass to Marcus Smart in the corner.