The NBA, however, said in a statement that Bridges, who is currently out of contract, would only miss ten games if he eventually signed with a new club. The 25-year-old winger missed the entire 2022/23 season as a result of the case, prompting the NBA to consider Bridges' 20-game suspension to have already been served.
Bridges pleaded not guilty last November in connection with a domestic violence charge, following the events that allegedly unfolded in Los Angeles in late June 2022. The NBA issued his suspension on Friday after conducting its own investigation and interviewed with many witnesses. The league has also consulted domestic violence experts for advice. "The 30-match suspension is based on all the facts and circumstances of this case and takes into account (the player's) behavior and his outcome, as well as the outcome of the criminal case, among other factors," he said. said the NBA.
Chosen in 12th position in the 2018 draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, Bridges was immediately sent to Charlotte, where he gradually became an essential element.