Hornets forward Miles Bridges arrested on eve of NBA free agency

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Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges was arrested in Los Angeles on the eve of NBA free agency.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman confirmed to Stats Perform that Bridges had been arrested on felony domestic violence charges.

The 24-year-old was the leading scorer for the Hornets last season and is set to become a restricted free agent on Thursday. He could command a max contract.

A team statement from the Hornets read: "The Charlotte Hornets are aware of the situation involving Miles Bridges.

"We are in the process of gathering additional information. We will have no further comment at this time."

Bridges averaged career highs of 20.4 points and 7.0 rebounds last season, and the Hornets extended a qualifying offer to the player on Tuesday, allowing the team to match any offer sheet presented by a rival.

A first-round pick in 2018, Bridges had previously expressed his desire to remain with the Hornets but has since removed a reference to the team in his social media bio.

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