Charlotte Hornets rookie Miles Bridges was touted as having an NBA-ready body before he was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. The Michigan State product has not disappointed as an athlete thus far in his rookie season, and his leaping ability was on full display on Tuesday night as the Hornets took on the Atlanta Hawks in North Carolina.
With just a couple of minutes left in the first quarter on Tuesday, Bridges found himself free on the left baseline with few Hawks defenders between him and the basket.
Bridges went up for a posterizing one-handed dunk that got a huge reaction from the Charlotte bench.
Bridges has shown some offensive promise early in the season. He has been an excellent 3-point shooter, and attempts threes at a modern clip.
He’s playing nearly 20 minutes a night for first-year head coach James Borrego, and if Bridges is going to put on some athletic displays like this we might finally get some more highlights out of Charlotte.