August 11, 2020, 7:05 pmMikal BridgesSF, Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges brought his offensive game on Tuesday as the Suns won their seventh straight game, compiling 24 points on 8-of-10 shooting, chipping in two rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist in 33 minutes.
Bridges continues to prove himself as one of the most promising two-way players in the league. He delivered on both ends of the floor on Tuesday and has now scored in double-digits in four straight games. He did suffer a nose injury during the game but appeared untroubled and should be fine for the Suns' final seeding game against the Mavs on Thursday.
August 10, 2020, 5:06 pmMikal BridgesSF, Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges had his best offensive game since games resumed, going for 18 points including 5-of-8 triples to go with six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes during Monday's win.
The Suns won their sixth straight game on Monday with Bridges finally finding his rhythm on the offensive end. Despite a few inefficient games, Bridges remains a key piece for the Suns and his playing time would indicate his role is unlikely to change. He has a solid fantasy floor thanks to his defensive contributions and the offense is certainly improving.
August 6, 2020, 7:11 pmMikal BridgesSF, Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges finished Thursday’s win over the Pacers with 10 points (5-of-9), four rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Bridges didn’t commit any turnovers which is a perk if you play 9-cat leagues but the one defensive stat is disappointing in a game that he saw 34 minutes. He is averaging a combined 2.0 steals and blocks throughout his career so far so expect some positive regression in their next game against Miami on Saturday.
August 4, 2020, 7:59 pmMikal BridgesSF, Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges knocked down three triples (3-for-4 3PT), finishing with nine points, six boards, two assists and two steals in 34 minutes on Tuesday afternoon.
Devin Booker sunk the Clippers in the waning seconds, but it wasn't a one-man victory by any means. The Suns only used nine players (with Kelly Oubre Jr. and Aron Baynes still out) and required contributions from everyone who checked in. Bridges, for his part, started and contributed on the defensive end and with the three makes from deep.
July 31, 2020, 9:38 pmMikal BridgesSF, Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges played to a level that matched expectations on Friday, registering 13 points (4-of-8 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs) with three rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer and one steal.
The Suns were without Kelly Oubre Jr. (knee rehab), so Bridges got 34 minutes at small forward in this game. Count on Bridges to bring his usual low-scoring 3-and-D game and hover close to top-50 value for the rest of the seeding games.
July 28, 2020, 5:29 pmMikal BridgesSF, Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges poured in 26 points on 10-of-12 shooting while producing across the board with five assists, three rebounds, two steals and one block in Tuesday's scrimmage victory.
Bridges has looked fantastic since the resumption and turned in arguably the best game of his career against the Raptors. Over his three scrimmage appearances, Bridges is averaging 18.7 points to go with 2.7 triples. The Suns love his defensive abilities and with the development in his offensive game, Bridges could be a player to watch over the upcoming eight-game slate.
July 26, 2020, 4:02 pmMikal BridgesSF, Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges had another strong scrimmage performance on Sunday, netting 16 points to go with five rebounds, one assist, three blocks and two 3-pointers.
Bridges was second on the team with 28 minutes played and is looking like a featured player for the Suns in Orlando. He was a solid middle-round guy in 27.3 mpg during the regular fantasy season, and he's got upside for more with the way the Suns are giving him responsibility ahead of the restart.
July 23, 2020, 10:12 pmMikal BridgesSF, Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges led the Suns with 14 points in Thursday's scrimmage, going 6-of-9 from the field while adding five rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer.
Bridges might be the only member of the Suns (healthy) core that can defend at a reasonable level, and his play will be one of the main things that the team brass has its eye on during the restart games. He was a middle-round fantasy player thanks to solid efficiency and delightful output in the cash counter categories, and we'd expect him to keep on delivering — especially if Kelly Oubre doesn't suit up and the Suns dial back the minutes for some of their higher-usage players.
July 17, 2020, 5:13 pmMikal BridgesSF, Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges made solid strides over 65 games with the Suns this season, as he was a top-76 per game player in 9-cat leagues on the strength of strong shooting, 1.0 turnover, 1.4 steals and 0.6 blocks per game.
Bridges pulled off a similar line over 82 games as a rookie, and he was once again an ironman for the Suns this season. He will not blow you away with averages of 8.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.9 3-pointers, but it's everywhere else that he shines. Still at just 27.3 mpg this season, Bridges could have an extended leash in the bubble as the Suns close out the regular season. He figures to be a popular breakout target towards the mid-to-late rounds of standard league drafts next year.
June 17, 2020, 4:20 pmKelly Oubre Jr.SF, Phoenix Suns
According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, Kelly Oubre Jr. will be sidelined for the resumption of the 2019-20 season as he continues to rehab from a torn right meniscus.
It was reported in early June that Oubre would be able to take the floor when the season resumes in Orlando. However, it appears as if Oubre would have to wait until 2020-21. If Oubre is out once the season resumes, Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson are expected to soak up most of the minutes at the small forward position.
Source: Stadium on Twitter
March 14, 2020, 2:15 pmKelly Oubre Jr.SF, Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. (torn right meniscus) may be back in the lineup if the NBA regular season resumes in mid-April.
Oubre was scheduled to be re-evaluated after four weeks as of March 3 so if the NBA does resume in mid-April, he may be ready to go after the six-week layoff. In the seven games Oubre has missed with the injury, Dario Saric has stepped into the starting lineup and is averaging 30.3 minutes while Mikal Bridges has been playing a whopping 39.4 minutes per game so they might be scaled back a tad if Oubre does return.
Source: Arizona Republic
March 8, 2020, 8:56 pmMikal BridgesSF, Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges feasted with 43 minutes on Sunday vs. the Bucks, putting up 21 points (7-of-13 FG, 5-of-5 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers and one block.
Bridges did not even get a steal in this game, but who cares when he posts so many other fantasy goodies. He is consistently getting minutes in the upper 30s at this point, and he is looking like a solid mid-round player the rest of the way. Congratulations if you were able to scoop him up or if you rode out the inconsistency at the start of the season.
March 7, 2020, 12:30 amDario SaricPF, Phoenix Suns
Dario Saric scored 24 points (9-for-13 FG, 2-for-4 3PT) with eight rebounds, three steals and a block across 38 minutes in Friday's loss.
With Ayton out, Saric started alongside Mikal Bridges on the wing who also chipped in a solid 18 points (7-for-10 FG, 2-for-4 3PT), five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block. It sounds like Ayton could be back as early as Sunday which would limit Saric's upside.
March 3, 2020, 2:57 pmKelly Oubre Jr.SF, Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre is having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season.
Oubre owners who were holding out hope that maybe their top-50 asset could get back on the court can now officially cut bait. With Oubre gone, Mikal Bridges, Dario Saric and Cameron Johnson will see their roles and minutes increase.
Source: Arizona Sports
February 29, 2020, 12:04 amMikal BridgesSF, Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges was the clear replacement for Kelly Oubre (torn meniscus) in Friday's 111-113 loss to the Pistons, getting 38 minutes and producing 13 points, five assists, one steal, three blocks and two 3-pointers.
Bridges has a wonderful stat set and will get plenty of playing time to make it shine with Oubre likely lost for the season. He's been a third-round value over the last couple of weeks and is going to be a serious help for fantasy GMs in need of steals, blocks, threes and even points and rebounds — it's hard to imagine someone not needing help in any of those — so make sure he's not on any waiver wires. He's likely been long gone in competitive leagues but this is almost certainly your last chance to get on board if he's somehow slipped through the cracks.