The Charlotte Hornets have seen some growth from rookie swingman Miles Bridges this season.
“In the beginning of the season, I was on fire,” Bridges said, according to The Athletic’s Roderick Boone.
“I feel like I was one of the best rookies, but then as the season went on, I started struggling. So it’s just a mental aspect where you need to be strong mentally to be able to play in the NBA, especially as a rookie. I feel I overcame the rookie wall and I feel like I am going to play great for the rest of the season.”
Bridges has been on a tear over the past 4 games, pouring in 10.3 points per game while providing a spark off the bench.
Kemba Walker Informs Hornets He Will Sign with Celtics
According to the Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell, Walker has told the Hornets that he pans to signed with the Celtics once free agency kicks off.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Walker will ink a four-year, $141 million contract with Boston.
Hornets Decline Qualifying Offer for Frank Kaminsky
With the loss of Kemba Walker and now with Kaminsky heading out the door, it seems to be a sinking ship in Charlotte.
Kaminsky wasn’t a big part of head coach James Borrego’s rotation, losing minutes as the season wore on, but he is expected to draw significant interest one he hits free agency.
Kaminsky averaged 8.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists last season for the Hornets.
Kemba Walker Wants All Five Year Guaranteed with Hornets
If the Charlotte Hornets are looking to get a deal done with pending free agent point guard Kemba Walker, they will have to meet his demands.
The Hornets have the financial advantage over all other teams, as they are the only team that can offer Walker at five-year deal worth $221 million, but may have to add something else to their offer to get a deal done.
According to the Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell, Walker, 29, wants a full-guaranteed contract, including the fifth year in the deal.
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