Mikal Bridges

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  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre may come off the bench behind Mikal Bridges this season.

    Between January and March of last season, Kelly Oubre ranked in the top 40 by averaging 19 points, 1.8 threes, 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 1 block on 46% shooting from the field, encouragingly sporting a mid-20s usage rate in 31 minutes per game. However, as good as Oubre has been, Mikal Bridges is a better defensive specialist both in reality and in fantasy, so it makes sense to pair him next to Booker and Ayton. This news is far from a death knell on Oubre's fantasy value, as the expectation had been that he'd serve as the team's best player off the bench. The bump in usage may offset lower minutes, so target him confidently in the middle rounds and keep Bridges on your radar a few rounds after Oubre comes off the board.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    The Suns have picked up the third-year options of Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges.

    Two no brainer decisions here for two of last year's top 10 picks. Ayton's rookie season was an under the radar success and it's now being reflected in where he is getting picked in fantasy hoops. He's currently a late 2nd round pick and his stock could even rise higher than that. Bridges also had an unheralded rookie campaign as a prototypical 3-and-D wing, who boasts similar upside as Ayton heading into year two.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges returned to action on Thursday against the Kings with four points on 2-of-4 shooting to go with three rebounds, an assist and a steal.

    Bridges returned from a knee injury and looks to be fine as he logged 15 minutes tonight. The iffy shooting and low scoring could still use work, but his high steal rate should make up for his ADP.

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges (knee) will play in Thursday's game against the Kings.

    Bridges was expected to be ready, so this is just the confirmation that we should see him out there. Obviously, it's just preseason so we shouldn't be too concerned with minor injuries and limited minutes until we're closer to season tip off.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges (knee) has been upgraded to probable for Thursday's matchup against the Kings.

    Bridges has been dealing with some knee discomfort throughout training camp. The Suns, like every NBA team, are just being cautious with their rotation players during the preseason. Continue to monitor his status up until tip-off for DFS lineups. He should be looked at towards the later rounds of standard redraft leagues.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre (right wrist) and Mikal Bridges (right knee) are questionable heading into Thursday's matchup against the Kings.

    The Suns are being very cautious with a couple of their young wings. They will likely be ready by the start of the regular season but continue to monitor their status as we get closer to opening night. If they do miss Thursday's game, their next opportunity to play this preseason will come Saturday against the Blazers.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges (right knee bone bruise) and Kelly Oubre (right wrist) were ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. the Wolves.

    Rookie Cam Johnson has been seeing a lot of time with the starters while both Oubre and Bridges are out. David Kramer is also out.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Monty Williams doesn't expect Kelly Oubre (right wrist) or Mikal Bridges (right knee bone bruise) to play in Tuesday's preseason opener.

    It's been reported that both players will be re-evaluated next week so this makes it sound like they could be ahead of schedule. Oubre says he's feeling good and has abandoned the wrist wrap he had at the beginning of camp but the team will be cautious with both players, who figure to handle large roles this season.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges (knee) and Kelly Oubre Jr. (right wrist) are both set to be re-evaluated in 7-10 days, ruling them out for half of the pre-season.

    Their earliest return dates would be for their Oct. 12th game against Denver, which would be the third out of four pre-season games. The news means that rookie Cam Johnson will get an extended look playing with the first unit, giving him a decent opprotunity to make the case for earning rotation minutes. Bridges and Oubre Jr., as of now, figure to split the majority of wing minutes in Phoenix this year, giving both moderate appeal as upside picks in the later rounds.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    As of Friday, Kelly Oubre Jr. (right hand) and Mikal Bridges (knee) are still being held back from practicing with their teammates.

    We did manage to see Mikal Bridges shooting jumpers from a deeper range than earlier this week. Hopefully this is an indicator that his knee is making progress. Both players should be monitored for the time being, but we have not heard anything too concerning from head coach Monty Williams.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. (right hand) and Mikal Bridges (knee) were likely held out of Thursday's practice.

    Oubre Jr. may have done limited work at practice on Thursday similar to that of Wednesday's practice. He was still seen with a wrap on his right hand. Hopefully, this is a result of the Suns being overly-cautious with their versatile wing as he had surgery on his left hand last season. Continue to monitor his status as preseason continues. This injury doesn't seem serious enough to warrant any missed time once the regular season starts. Bridges' knee injury raises more concern as it seems like he has done less work than Oubre Jr. given the fact that his is a lower body injury. If Bridges is unable to become a full-participant at some point during training camp, it may cause him to miss regular season games.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Rookie Cam Johnson has been scrimmaging with the first unit while Kelly Oubre Jr. (right hand) and Mikal Bridges (knee) limited.

    Head coach Monty Williams was impressed with what he saw, praising the rookie for not differing and looking to get his own shot. The path to Johnson's productivity as an NBA player will be his ability to light it up from the outside, so these are positive strides to kick off his proffessional career. The injuries to Oubre Jr. and Bridges are both described as 'discomfort', so it's likely neither are out for long. As long as those two are healthy, Johnson has no path to fantasy value. However, if any time opens up for him he should be a steady source for 3-pointers.

    Source: Arizona Sports

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges (knee) has not participated in scrimmages thus far during training camp as he is dealing with some discomfort in his knee.

    Bridges' absence from practice was finally revealed as knee discomfort. According to head coach Monty Williams, it may be a result of Mikal overworking his body this offseason. Hopefully the injury isn't serious and he is able to be a full-participant soon. Stay tuned for updates but be wary of this news in your upcoming drafts.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. (right hand discomfort) returned to practice on Wednesday in a limited capacity.

    Oubre Jr. seems to have bad luck with his hands the last couple of years. He had surgery last season on his left thumb. He is now dealing with some discomfort in his right hand as he was seen with a wrap around that hand. Oubre Jr. did not participate in scrimmages that are open to the media while Mikal Bridges is still absent. However, this doesn't seem to be a major issue for now as he is already practicing. Don't expect this injury to keep Oubre Jr. out of any regular season games.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre (hand discomfort) and Mikal Bridges (undisclosed) missed the portion of practice open to the media on Tuesday.

    Oubre had thumb surgery on his hand at the end of last season, and we can only hope it wasn't an aggravation of the injury. Coach Monty Wiliams said an update on the status of Oubre and Bridges would come soon. Stay tuned.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter