Deep dive into 4 Michigan State basketball players' recent NBA contract extensions

Four Spartans' just made it big with their new NBA contracts.
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4. Miles Bridges, Charlotte Hornets

Now it’s time to move on to the final and largest contract of the four, Miles Bridges. Bridges is coming off his best statistical season of his career where he averaged 21 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game.

Those are borderline superstar numbers, so it’s no surprise that the Hornets are paying him like one.

Bridges contract is worth $75 million and last for three years. This cements himself as one of the stars of this Hornets team, along with LaMelo Ball.

There are many who doubt (myself included) if he should be allowed to play in the NBA because of his off-the-court issues, but apparently, Bridges’ talents are too good for the Hornets to not have on their roster. This shows us that the Hornets think they can build a contender around Bridges in the short term and that he can be the face of their franchise.

It is a little surprising they didn’t give him a longer deal if that’s what they think of him, but I personally would not be surprised to see Bridges in Charlotte (or at the very least on another team) after this contract ends.