F - CHA
Miles Bridges scored 23 points (9-17 FG, 3-10 3PT, 2-3 FT) with seven rebounds, two assists, a steal, and two turnovers across 41 minutes during Sunday's 105-101 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
The third-year forward led the Hornets in scoring for a second straight game, chipping in seven rebounds and two assists in a closely contested loss against the Hawks. Bridges threw down a huge poster dunk on Clint Capela in the closing minutes of the game but the momentum didn't translate into a win. Fantasy managers should be starting Bridges in lineups across all formats as he continues to grow in his starting role while trying to get Charlotte to the postseason.
Miles Bridges scored 26 points (8-13 FG, 4-8 3PT, 6-6 FT) with seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and two turnovers across 37 minutes during Friday's 127-119 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Bridges shot 61 percent from the field on 13 attempts, draining four triples and collecting seven rebounds in a decisive victory over the Bucks on Friday. The third-year combo forward is explosive and a good perimeter shooter and should be rolled into lineups moving forward. Bridges is now featured in the Hornets' starting lineup due to Gordon Hayward (foot) being ruled out with a right foot sprain for the remainder of the fantasy season, creating massive opportunity for the athletic forward.
Charlotte Hornets SF/PF Miles Bridges registered 10 points (3-9 FG, 2-3 3PT, 2-2 FT) with five rebounds, two assists, and four turnovers across 31 minutes during a 116-86 blowout loss against the Boston Celtics on Sunday.
Bridges earned the first of what is expected to be many starts with Gordon Hayward (foot) ruled out for up to four weeks due to a right foot sprain. The third-year forward struggled with his shot from the field, converting only 3-of-9 attempts while committing four turnovers to devalue a mediocre performance. Fantasy managers should not lose confidence in Bridges despite a rough performance and can insert him into lineups next against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.
Miles Bridges will start Sunday for Charlotte against Boston with Gordon Hayward (foot) sidelined.
Hayward left Friday's game early, and Bridges took full advantage of his absence scoring a season-high 23 points with one assist, two steals and one block. Hayward will be re-evaluated in about four weeks, so Bridges should be in line for a lot more opportunity over the next month or so.
Charlotte Hornets SF/PF Miles Bridges scored 23 points (8-12 FG, 4-7 3PT, 3-5 FT) with 10 rebounds, an assist, two steals, a block, and a turnover across 31 minutes during Friday's 114-97 win against the Indiana Pacers.
Bridges led the Hornets in scoring despite coming off the bench, shooting 66 percent from the floor and draining four triples to bolster his offensive production. The third-year forward was heavily involved defensively, corralling 10 rebounds while forcing two steals and a block. Fantasy managers will have their next chance to insert Bridges into lineups when the Hornets continue their road trip against the Boston Celtics on Sunday.