Ball Over All: Miles Bridges Market Booms

Card Ladder
Aug 4, 20231 min read

Miles Bridges just 2 years ago was one of the best young players in the entire NBA, however due to his own actions his career changed overnight. Debate of whether he should be allowed to play again is still on-going, Adam Silver deemed him eligible to return to the court this upcoming season. Bridges was 72 hours from a rookie max-extension before he uphended his family and career. Now on a one year 7 million dollar deal, he will look to return to his former 2021-22 glory.

Looking at Card Ladder's Miles Bridges index, it seems investors view ball over all in a similar fashion to Deshaun Watson. Off the court/field stuff, no matter how heinous does not matter to investors as long as the talent is there. Over the last 3 months, Bridges ranks #4 in basketball player indexes increasing and #1 for modern players.

The rapid growth of Bridges market speaks volume to people's faith in him and the potentially fun to watch Hornets. LaMelo, Miller, and Bridges has the potential to be a fun to watch trio, albeit probably not a good team but a fun one. Bridges is a high fligher and possibly one of if not the best dunker in the league. However unlike Jeremy Evans and Ben McLemore, he can also score. Bridges much improved his shot and overall scoring averaging 20 ppg in 2021-22.