Terry Rozier on Miles Bridges: “That’s my brother. We definitely miss him.”

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Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier has spoken out in support of former teammate and restricted free agent Miles Bridges who is facing domestic violence and child abuse charges.

Bridges faces a preliminary court hearing in Los Angeles on Friday following his arrest in July on felony domestic violence charges. The 24-year-old pled not guilty to assaulting his girlfriend in front of their two children.

The forward is charged with one felony count of injuring a child’s parent and two felony counts of child abuse under circumstances or conditions likely to cause great bodily injury or death.

Bridges came close to a first NBA All-Star appearance last season, averaging 20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.8 assists across 80 regular season games before the Hornets were eliminated in the Play-In tournament.

Irrespective of the court’s decision, the former Michigan State Spartan could be in line for a lengthy suspension from the NBA if there is any evidence of abuse.

Bridges’ $7.9m qualifying offer expired earlier this week, suggesting that Charlotte are willing to let the 24-year-old walk in free agency – however it is unlikely we will see the player in an NBA uniform in the near future.