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May 2, 2019, 1:17 pmMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges averaged 1.3 threes per game this season but it came on shooting just 31 percent on threes classified as wide open.
Bridges was a productive set shooter at Villanova, hitting threes at a 44 percent clip in his junior year. He was able to knock down more than a three per game this season, but that came on 3.8 attempts. Bridges flashed serious upside on the defensive end in his rookie season, and an improvement in his 3-point shooting will allow him to take the next leap into the top-70 for fantasy value.
Source: David Locke on Twitter
April 9, 2019, 11:03 pmMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges scored 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting with a rebound and three steals against the Mavs on Tuesday.
This game was a microcosm of Bridges' season as a whole. Bridges is a polished rookie on the defensive end who just couldn't find any consistency on offense. He's a legitimate threat from deep, but is a low usage player on a team with Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton. There's strong dynasty league appeal as he finishes the season with top-70-90 value (9/8 cat) thanks to his 1.3 3s, 1.5 steals and 0.5 blocks.
April 7, 2019, 11:24 pmMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges logged a team-high 42 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Rockets and produced 19 points (7-of-13 shooting), six rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers.
The Suns had nine guys available tonight and Jimmer Fredette only played five minutes, so just about everyone got lots of run. Bridges has a nice stat set and plenty of minutes headed his way to close the year, so keep him locked into all lineups. Depending on what Phoenix does this offseason, Bridges looks like a great breakout candidate for next year.
April 4, 2019, 1:52 amMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges scored nine points on 4-of-10 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, one assist and two steals over 34 minutes in the Suns' 118-97 loss to the Jazz on Wednesday.
Bridges has shied away from the spotlight for much of this season but with Devin Booker (ankle) and Deandre Ayton (ankle) out — as well as a day off for coaches to game plan for increased usage — he could have a nice run against the Pelicans, Rockets and Mavs to finish out the year.
April 2, 2019, 12:25 amMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges scored 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting while adding two rebounds, two assists, three 3-pointers and three blocks on Monday.
Bridges got his scoring numbers in this one and the usual defensive numbers to boot. He's just outside the top-100 in 9-cat leagues this season and that's pretty solid considering how messy Phoenix was. The stat set is there, we just need the right situation to arise next season for Bridges to really blossom.
March 29, 2019, 3:48 pmJosh Jackson - F - Phoenix Suns
Josh Jackson (right ankle sprain) is listed as questionable to play on Saturday vs. the Grizzlies.
Jackson has missed the last three games with the ankle sprain and there’s a good chance he misses another. Mikal Bridges, Dragan Bender and even Troy Daniels stand to benefit.
Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter
March 24, 2019, 12:44 amMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges played 34 minutes on Saturday night, dropping 11 points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals and a 3-pointer against the Kings.
Bridges should be looking at more playing time with Josh Jackson sidelined by a sprained ankle, and he's a nice add in all formats for threes and steals with occasional contributions elsewhere, like we saw tonight. Frankly he's been must-own in all leagues for a while now but his subtle production leaves him under-owned, especially in H2H formats. Fellow rookie De'Anthony Melton chipped in a nice low-end line with three points, three rebounds, three assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer in only 22 minutes. He's a decent flier if you need steals.
March 22, 2019, 4:32 pmJosh Jackson - F - Phoenix Suns
Josh Jackson (ankle sprain) is questionable to play on Saturday vs. the Kings.
It’s pretty amazing that Jackson hasn’t already been ruled out but it wouldn’t be surprising if he ended up missing this one. Mikal Bridges and Troy Daniels would be the prime beneficiaries with Bridges being the preferred play by far.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
March 22, 2019, 12:45 amMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges scored 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting with three rebounds, seven assists, a steal and two triples on Thursday.
Bridges logged 39 minutes and this is going to be a regular occurrence now that Josh Jackson (ankle) looks like he'll miss time. He was already on the radar as an elite steals streamer, but now we might see an uptick in his triples and offense as well.
March 19, 2019, 12:27 amMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges started on Monday and scored 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting to go with a 3-pointer and three rebounds.
Bridges drew the start for Kelly Oubre Jr. (thumb sprain) and logged a team-high 42 minutes but was unable to record a steal. Considering how many minutes he played it's surprising to see zeroes on defense, but the minutes are a welcome sight.
March 10, 2019, 1:32 amMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges scored 12 points off the bench on Saturday against the Blazers, hitting 4-of-6 shots (including a three) with six rebounds, three assists and one block in 26 minutes.
Bridges has been a top-40 player in 9-cat formats since the beginning of December, and he really hasn't been let loose. If his proficient categories aren't helping you though, they're pretty weighted so keep an eye on that when setting your course for the rest of the season.
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