Sport: Lakers reportedly interested in controversial free agent

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The Los Angeles Lakers may be pulling out all the stops as they desperately try to upgrade their roster.

Miles Bridges. © Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Miles Bridges.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Friday that the Lakers are among several NBA teams who are monitoring the situation of Charlotte Hornets restricted free-agent forward Miles Bridges. Charania also names the Detroit Pistons as being in the mix.

Bridges’ basketball talent speaks for itself. The 24-year-old enjoyed a banner year with Charlotte in 2021-22, averaging 20.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists a game (all personal bests). But Bridges was arrested in the summer on felony domestic violence charges, resulting in him going unsigned.

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Just a few weeks ago, Bridges reached a notable plea deal in the case with local prosecutors. But as a result, Bridges could still face punishment from the NBA pending a league investigation. Adding to the uncertainty is the fact that Bridges remains an restricted free agent because he was tendered a one-year qualifying offer by the Hornets. While that qualifying offer has expired, Charlotte still has the right to match any outside free-agent offer for Bridges.

As for the Lakers, they are a basketball catastrophe this season at 3-10 and will likely take roster improvements anywhere they can. This is not the first time in recent months that they have been linked to a controversial player.

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