F - PHO
Mikal Bridges put up 24 points (8-10 FG, 3-5 3PT, 5-5 FT) to go along with two rebounds, one assist, two steals, and two blocks over 33 minutes of play Tuesday.
Bridges got shot lights out and put up his best scoring performance thus far in the bubble. He's worth fantasy consideration Thursday as Phoenix tries to finish out the seeding round undefeated.
Mikal Bridges struggled to score during the Suns' game on Sunday. Bridges was 2-of-9 from the field, scoring only four points and adding one rebound, one assist, two steals, and three blocks.
Bridges failed to make a significant impact for the Suns, despite playing 39 minutes. Bridges is usually much more efficient from the floor, so this game seems like a bit of an outlier for him. With Kelly Oubre Jr. out, the hope was that Bridges could step into a larger role offensively. If Bridges is able to fill that role, then he will be a solid fantasy contributor. Until then, Bridges should only be considered in deeper leagues and rarely considered in daily fantasy.
Mikal Bridges totaled 26 points (10-12 FG, 4-5 3PT, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, five assists, two steals, and one block in 26 minutes in the Suns’ 117-106 win over the Raptors on Tuesday.
Bridges capped off an excellent scrimmage series campaign by dominating in the Suns' finale win over the Raptors. He dropped 26 points against the reigning champions and added a full stat-line to go with it. Across three games he averaged 26 minutes of playing time, 18.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 steals, and 1.3 blocks per contest while shooting 61.8 percent from the floor and 53.8 percent from beyond the arc. Bridges appears to be coming into his own, as he has improved his efficiency and effectiveness on the court. He is worth rostering in all standard formats as a depth acquisition, with the potential to start, and is certainly worth looking at as a value play in DFS, especially with Kelly Oubre Jr. out. His price point is a little "richer" nowadays because of his increased production, so be sure to keep an eye on it to ensure you are getting the best “bang” for your “buck” as his game still tends to be inconsistent at times.
Suns' coach Monty Williams told reporters that he wants Mikal Bridges to be 'more aggressive with the ball on offense because he makes the right plays'. Coach Williams explained that he wants Bridges to be more involved on offense even if that does come with more mistakes. Williams wants Bridges to improve his confidence and develop on offense.
Bridges worked his way into the starting lineup by February. He showed some flashes of a productive offensive output, but was only able to string together a couple decent fantasy outings in a row. If coach Williams is determined to get Bridges the ball more often, he is talented enough to score at the rim and keep the defense honest with his three-point shooting. If Bridges can continue with his 51.6% field goal percentage in a larger volume of shooting, he can be a very consistent option on your fantasy team and as a value option in daily fantasy.
Mikal Bridges scored eight points (4-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt) along with five rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block over a team-high 43 minutes as the Suns fell to the Blazers 121-105 on Tuesday.
Tonight's performance snapped a six game double-digit scoring streak for the power forward. He's not gonna score many points with only six field goal attempts but it was just an off night for the Suns who fell apart in the fourth quarter. The Suns have some time off before taking on the Mavericks on Saturday.