Hornets forward Miles Bridges targeting March return

Charlotte Hornets forward Myles Bridges hasn’t been fit for the NBA this season so far, but he’s targeting a return to the court in March.

Last June, Bridges was arrested in Los Angeles on domestic violence charges, but was later released on $130,000 bail.

The 24-year-old pleaded not guilty to all charges at an arraignment in July, but in November he insisted he would not contest the domestic violence charges, and after two other charges were dismissed. He was sentenced to three years of probation.

Bridges played a key role in helping Charlotte advance to the play-in tournament last season, averaging 20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists on 49 percent shooting from the field.

“It’s been a long process,” says Bridges. “I may come back in March.”

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