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December 12, 2018, 12:04 amMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges started and logged 32 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Spurs, scoring eight points on 3-of-8 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, one turnover and no other stats.
Bridges stays in his lane while guys like Josh Jackson (2-of-14 FGs) chuck up prayers and the results are inconsistent right now. Over the season he has brought back top-160 9-cat value in just 20.5 mpg with a 15.1 percent usage rate, and with Trevor Ariza heading out and the Suns hopefully trending toward using their good players the math is in his favor. We'd recommend holding through at least the expected Ariza deal to see how things morph in Phoenix.
December 7, 2018, 11:24 pmMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges showed some signs of life on Friday, scoring 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting to go with three assists, two rebounds, two steals and three triples.
Finally, the game we've all been waiting for. Bridges logged 35 minutes and looked great out there and has fantasy potential thanks to his defensive capabilities paired with his sharpshooting from deep. He's going to be a tough hold still due to how bad the Suns are, but keep an eye on him in case things start to heat up.
December 7, 2018, 3:58 pmDevin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker (hamstring) will not play on Friday vs. the Heat.
Booker wasn’t expected to play so this is just confirmation. If T.J. Warren (ankle) and Trevor Ariza (knee) also aren’t able to go, Josh Jackson will get lots of touches with Mikal Bridges and Troy Daniels getting a few extra shots as well.
Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter
December 5, 2018, 12:08 amMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges scored seven points on 3-of-12 shooting (0-for-7 3PTs) with five rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks over 34 minutes in the Suns' 122-105 loss to the Kings on Tuesday.
Firstly, this game was a joke and nowhere near as close as the score suggests. The Suns have no idea what they're doing out there and Bridges, one of their few players who can do stuff, is basically on the periphery like a deer in headlights because playing in chaos can do that to a player. He's good and he'll be better one day down the road, and his stat set is why we're hyping him up so much. He's just a luxury stash until the Suns can get rid of some chuckers and install an offense that makes sense. Who knows when that will happen.
December 2, 2018, 6:45 pmMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges logged 31 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Lakers, scoring 11 points on 4-of-8 from the field while adding four rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.
Bridges hasn't scored this much since November 19 and was a major disappointment as his shooting slump coincided with his promotion to the starting lineup. With Devin Booker likely to miss some games, Bridges will have another chance to reassert himself as a late-round fantasy player and can be viewed as a reasonable flier in 12-team leagues.
December 1, 2018, 12:14 amMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges had a forgettable performance on Friday with two points, one rebound and two assists.
That makes it six straight games where Bridges has been woeful in fantasy so it's time to cut bait. Keep him on your watch lists though, in case he finds his groove later in the season.
November 27, 2018, 11:52 pmMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges scored two points on 1-of-6 shooting with two rebounds, one assist and two steals over 23 minutes in Tuesday's 109-104 loss to the Pacers.
It's hard to bag on Devin Booker when he had eight assists, but between his lack of vision, T.J. Warren's (25 points, seven boards, four cash counters, zero assists) aversions to passing and Jamal Crawford being added to this mix — it's going to take the 2-3 weeks we discussed in places for this Suns team to realize they need more from Bridges. He has a great stat set but he's a luxury stash, and a high upside one.
November 25, 2018, 6:53 pmMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges started for the second straight game on Sunday but was a letdown for fantasy owners, finishing with two points, seven rebounds and three assists on 1-of-8 from the field.
At least he played 34 minutes? Bridges remains worth a hold as it certainly looks like he'll be either a frequent starter or the team's sixth man. There's going to be plenty of inconsistency here but he's right around the 12-team cut line in reserve minutes. Bridges' versatile stat set should pay off over time.
November 24, 2018, 2:52 amMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges started and saw 24 minutes of action in Friday's win over the Bucks, but managed just four points on 1-of-2 shooting with three rebounds and a trey.
Bridges is happy to run into the corner and watch Devin Booker chuck up terrible shots but the Suns don't want that to be his development plan all year long. The good news is that they're comfortable with him on the floor and he should only improve his standing as the year goes on. He's still a top 135-160 value (9/8 cat) on the year in just 20 mpg.
November 23, 2018, 7:24 pmMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges will draw the start on Friday vs. the Bucks.
Bridges was briefly demoted to the bench for one game in favor of Isaiah Canaan with predictably bad results, so Bridges will get the start in a tough matchup against the Bucks. Coach Igor Kokoskov likes the switchability of a larger starting lineup so this might stick. Bridges has been a top-70 play in 9-cat over the last two weeks so owners that held on should continue seeing dividends.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
November 22, 2018, 12:05 amMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges scored just five points on 2-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, one assist and three steals in 29 minutes off the bench on Wednesday against the Bulls.
People might try to shade Bridges after this game but this year he's bringing back top 130-150 value (9/8 cat) in just 20.4 mpg, with a usage rate of 15.3 percent. In other words, if you believe in math he's heading toward being a mid-round value while giving you a serviceable floor right now. It's a sweet shooting stat set that makes him a must-own player.
November 21, 2018, 7:34 pmMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.
The Suns are going to mix and match their wings it appears and Bridges' value shouldn't be too tied to whether he starts or comes off the bench. We like him as a must-own guy for his strong stat set and already strong low-end value despite playing just about 20 mpg.
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