Charlotte will be without one of its top young players as it fights for an Eastern Conference playoff spot.
Hornets forward Miles Bridges is expected to miss 10–14 days due to the league’s health and safety protocols, according to The Athletic‘s Shams Charania.
Bridges, 23, has emerged as one of Charlotte’s top young players since being drafted with the No. 12 pick in the 2018 NBA draft.
He is averaging 12.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game this season and has posted 50/40/86 shooting splits. Bridges has become a fan favorite in Charlotte in recent years after unleashing a number of highlight dunks in his first three seasons.
Hornets guard LaMelo Ball returned to the floor on Saturday night after missing 21 games due to a wrist injury. Ball has shined as a rookie, averaging 15.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game.
Charlotte enters Tuesday night sitting No. 8 in the Eastern Conference at 31–33. The Hornets are currently slated to face the Pacers in the play-in tournament.