Hornets’ Miles Bridges eyeing playoffs in bid to prove doubters wrong
The Charlotte Hornets will no doubt look a bit different come next season. With current Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker now officially out of the picture, the Hornets did bring in fellow signal-caller Terry Rozier while up-and-coming swingman Miles Bridges will be forced to lead the way going forward.
Even if Bridges has been thrust into such a role alongside the former Celtics point guard in Terry Rozier a bit prematurely, the prolific forward is ready to take on such a responsibility. Not only that, but Bridges is already aiming to prove all the doubters wrong with a Hornets playoff push in 2019-20.
“A lot of people are doubting us right now,” Bridges recently said, via The Athletic. “People think we can’t even win double-digit games. So I just want to step out and prove that we are a hungry team, we are young but we are still good enough to make it to the playoffs because I feel like the young core came in and almost helped us get to the playoffs last year. So I feel like we will do the same this year.”
Although Walker’s absence certainly won’t help the Hornets playoff push, such a move to the Celtics did net the Eastern Conference franchise a potential star in the making in Rozier. If that wasn’t enough, Walker’s absence will allow the team’s slew of talented young players to receive much-needed playing time throughout the 2019-20 campaign.
Perhaps the playoffs aren’t in the cards this time around but such experience can surely lead to some success down the road.