Bridges appeared in all 65 games for the Hornets before the 2019-20 season suspended. He averaged career highs in points (13.0), rebounds (5.6), assists (1.8), threes (1.5) and blocks (0.7) and minutes (30.7) per game. He shot 42.4 percent from the field and career highs in both three-point percentage (33.0) and free-throw percentage (80.9). Bridges also set new single-game career highs in points (31), rebounds (15), assists (seven), threes (six) and steals (four). His 31-point effort was arguably his best all-around performance of the season as well, and it occurred Nov. 22 against the Wizards. Bridges shot 12-of-21 from the field, 3-of-7 from three and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line plus eight rebounds (three offensive) and three steals in 35 minutes. Bridges had 10 performances with 20-plus points, four efforts with at least 10 rebounds (all double-doubles) and three efforts with five-plus assists. He also had seven efforts with multiple steals and 13 efforts with multiple blocks. Bridges made at least three triples in 11 contests. In the 11 contests that Bridges saw at least 36 minutes, he averaged 16.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists.2018
Bridges' rookie season got progressively better as the year went on. Bridges averaged 7.3 points in 20.4 minutes over the course of his first 20 games of the season. In his final 20 contests, he improved to 10.0 points in 27.3 minutes per game. Bridges posted double digits in scoring in 11 of his last 20 games, including back-to-back 18-point efforts against Cleveland and Orlando to close out the season. The Michigan State product was more than a one-trick pony. He made legitimate contributions in rebounding (4.0), assists (1.2), and steals-plus-blocks (1.3). Bridges posted 22 boards over a two-game span against Philadelphia and Minnesota in March. Unlike many incoming first-year players, Bridges was an efficient shooter. He posted quality numbers from the field (46.4 percent), three-point land (32.5 percent), and the foul line (75.3 percent).
June 21, 2018Drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
July 2, 2018Signed a rookie multi-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets