Massive $30 Million Decision Awaits Michael Jordan That Could Affect LaMelo Ball’s NBA Career

Published 06/21/2022, 8:00 AM EDT
SONOMA, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan and co-owner of 23XI Racing waits in the #23 DoorDash Toyota pit area prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 06, 2021 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

NBA legend Michael Jordan has won everything as a player. But he has never won an NBA title as an owner. And he has a huge decision to make. According to reports, Miles Bridges is on the verge of commanding a near-max salary this summer. According to the team, a confirmation as to whether Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets will match what has been set has yet to be made.

There hasn’t been an official statement from the franchise regarding this discussion. In Bridge’s case, he will be a restricted free agent this offseason. Hornets, therefore, have the power to match any salary Miles receives from the teams.

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When we look at how much he can get, the maximum is set at $30 million per year. Should this turn out to be true and in his favor, he is likely to become the second player in the roaster to earn that kind of money.

A similar trajectory is likely to be followed by LaMelo Ball in the coming years. As Jordan awaits a major decision worth $30 million that could affect Ball’s NBA career. This duo has been a great addition to the team, and if this deal doesn’t happen, then the momentum built by them last season could be lost.

Last season, there was news about an extension or an agreement revolving around Bridges. But the team and the player didn’t reach any kind of agreement. Miles declined a four-year contract with a $60 million extension, according to reports.

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By making this decision, Miles has been able to achieve good results. As expected, now the forward will make double. This is all due to the breakout season.

Miles Bridges has emerged as one of the best players for Michael Jordan and the Hornets

As we go through Miles’ stats, he has shown great performance for the team in the 80 games he has played. Bridges averaged 20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.8 assists. He shot 49.1% from the field and 33.1% from the three-point range.

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He was in contention for the Most Improved Player award. In addition, he racked up good All-Star votes as well.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – APRIL 13: Miles Bridges #0 of the Charlotte Hornets brings the ball up court against the Los Angeles Lakers in the second half during their game at Spectrum Center on April 13, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

He is just 24 years old and there are already a lot of teams interested in his game. There is no doubt that teams are making long-term plans with him due to his potential. Among the teams that can offer him a huge deal are the Detroit Pistons, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Indiana Pacers. 

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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