3 Reasons why signing Miles Bridges would be a horrible move for Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies must avoid the temptation of signing Miles Bridges in free agency.
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Off-court issues

It's undeniable that Miles Bridges is one of the more fun to watch and highly skilled young players the league has to offer.

Still only 26 years old, with every passing season he's played the forward has managed to improve upon his counting stats and overall craft on the court and, currently, is coming off a 2023-24 campaign where he posted stellar averages of 21.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists while shooting 46.2 percent from the floor and 34.9 percent from distance on 6.5 attempts per game.

Unfortunately for him, however, though his production on the floor has only been on the rise throughout his career, his perception and overall reputation have gone in the complete opposite direction.

After making himself eligible to sign a max contract extension following a tremendous 2021-22 performance where he posted 20.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and just shy of a block, Bridges was involved in a domestic violence incident that resulted in an initial 30 game suspension without pay, followed by him sitting out for the entirety of the 2022-23 season, and, ultimately, having his negotiations for such a pay-day shelved.

Now, following his return to the hardwood after his one-year hiatus, the forward once again finds himself eligible to sign a new deal, and many believe the Grizzlies could be a realistic landing spot for his talents.

While his athleticism and brand of ball could, in theory, wind up being quite enjoyable to see added to Memphis' incredibly gifted core, being they already have their own off-court concerns with Ja Morant's personal poor decision-making in the past, from a branding and PR standpoint alone, bringing in Bridges may not be the best move for this team to make at the moment.