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The Phoenix Suns and Mikal Bridges have come to an agreement on a four-year, $90 million rookie contract extension
It was reported just over a week ago that Bridges and the Suns were not close to an agreement, so that clearly changed quickly. This will make it much more difficult for Deandre Ayton to get the extension he is looking for.
Mikal Bridges totaled 27 points (8-15 FG, 3-9 3PT, 8-8 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, and one steal in the Suns’ 118-108 win over the Bucks on Thursday.
Bridges came alive in the Suns’ Game Two victory over the Bucks, as he put together his best scoring performance since his 34.0-point regular-season effort on January 9th when the Suns battled the Pacers. Bridges is capable of these kinds of high-floor games any given night; however, he tends to sustain high productivity levels in small bursts. After an underwhelming offensive performance in the Clippers series, he has managed to pull together two strong scoring performances that could signal a turn-around for the Villanova product. Yes, banking on him to tap into this kind of upside night-in and night-out is a risk; however, that risk could also be just the opportunity you need to set yourself apart from the pack. The natural tendency could be to pivot away from Bridges due to the risk of a let-down game, an untimely price increase despite his suspect production tendencies, and the perceived yet real disadvantages of an away game environment. However, those things could also be the very reasons why it could pay off to invest in a couple of shares of Bridges for your lineups.
Mikal Bridges totaled 14 points (5-13 FG, 2-4 3PT, 2-2 FT), one rebound, one assist, and one steal in the Suns’ 118-105 win over the Bucks on Tuesday.
Bridges produced a solid 14.0 points in the Suns' win over the Bucks and continued producing practical and pragmatic performances that do more for helping the team win in real life than our lineups in our fantasy life. In the 17.0 games he has played in these playoffs, he has averaged 32.0 minutes, 10.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steal, and 0.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.1 percent from the floor and 35.9 percent from beyond the arc. It isn’t likely he'll be the best fantasy play on the floor, but not considering the possibilities of what his upside could do wouldn't be wise. He has a high-enough floor and potential to warrant some consideration for your multiplier slots. With his attractive price point, he could be the well-placed "draw-four" card you need to prevent your competitors from successfully cashing "out." Bridge's production can be heavily unpredictable as he typically delivers in short bursts of fantasy-relevant efforts creating that perception of him being an all-or-nothing play. Despite the seemingly hefty risk you’d take in rostering him, it is difficult to find unique lineup differentiation without doing the most ridiculous of moves, so keeping him close on a good night may not be such a bad idea.
Mikal Bridges totaled 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-6 3PT), one rebound, two assists, two blocks, and one steal in the Suns’ 120-114 win over the Clippers on Sunday.
Bridges looks to keep his streak going after the Suns’ win over the Clippers in Game One of the Western Conference Finals. He extended his streak of games with double-digit scoring performances to eight, which is great but could also signify that a dip in production could be near. His defensive prowess and ability to provide multi-faceted value make him an intriguing play and potential x-factor for your roster.
Mikal Bridges totaled 14 points (6-11 FG, 0-2 3PT, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists, one block, and one steal in the Suns’ 125-118 win over the Nuggets on Sunday.
Bridges scored 14.0 points in the Suns’ series semifinal finale win over the Nuggets, ending the series averaging 31.5 minutes, 16.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 blocks, and 1.8 steals per game while shooting 53.2 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from beyond the arc.