Mikal Bridges

Mikal Bridges

25-Year-Old ForwardF
Phoenix Suns  NBA  
Phoenix Suns
2021 Fantasy Outlook
In 2020-21, Bridges established himself as a reliable and productive two-way player, displaying imposing defense against opposing teams' best players while improving his per-game fantasy production across the board, with increases in threes (1.9), points (13.5), rebounds (4.3), assists (2.1) and blocks (0.9). Bridges played the most total minutes (2,348) of any Phoenix starter and was an impressive 16th in the league in plus-minus. The 2021-22 season will be Bridges' fourth season in the league, and he is entering his prime. Bridges is the ultimate 3-and-D player (he ranked 15th last year in three-point percentage at 42.5%), and as part of Phoenix's young core, along with Booker, Ayton and Cam Johnson, we can expect him to continue to play big minutes. While Bridges may not be one of the top offensive options on the team, he is highly versatile enough to handle the ball, grab rebounds, hit the outside three and drive to the bucket. We may not have seen Bridges' ceiling yet, and he could potentially reward fantasy owners with another year of increases in stats across the board. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $90 million contract extension with the Suns in October of 2021.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Bridges was born in 1996 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Overbook before moving to Malvern in middle school. Bridges has three siblings -- Eric, Jack and Korey. He attended high school four years at Great Valley in Malvern. As a senior, Bridges was named to First Team All-State in Pennsylvania Class AAAA after averaging 18.5 points and 7.2 rebounds. You can follow Bridges on Twitter (@mikal_bridges) and Instagram (@mikalbridges). Bridges scored 15.5 points per game in the 2018 NCAA Tournament to lead Villanova to the national championship. The Malvern, Pennsylvania native dropped 19 points as Villanova defeated Michigan, 79-62, in the title game. With the run in the tournament, he was named to the All-NCAA Final Four team. The guard/forward helped Villanova to the Big East Tournament title and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Bridges was named to the 2017-18 All-American Third Team. He also received a spot on the All-Big East First Team. Bridges was third in the 2017-18 Big East season in field-goal percentage (.514) and steals (61). He was fourth in the 17-18 Big East season in points (706), field goals (244) and three-point field goals (104). He entered the 2018 NBA Draft after his junior year. Bridges was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the draft (10th overall pick), but then he got traded to the Phoenix Suns.

Puts on defensive show Tuesday
FPhoenix Suns
November 30, 2021
Bridges recorded two points (1-4 FG), two rebounds, three assists, one block and four steals over 41 minutes during Tuesday's 104-96 victory over Golden State.
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Bridges did very little on the offensive end during the win, choosing to focus all of his energy on shutting down Steph Curry. Given the result, it was certainly a wise choice on his behalf. His scoring numbers are typically inconsistent but of late, the defense has started to get back to where we expect it to be. Moving forward, he should remain a solid mid-round fantasy asset.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Mikal Bridges
DraftKings NBA: Tuesday Cheat Sheet
2 days ago
Dan Bruno checks out Tuesday's slate as Stephen Curry and the Warriors face the Suns in a battle of red-hot squads.
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3 days ago
Michael Spero recaps all of the action from the weekend in the NBA, including the Grizzlies losing Ja Morant to a knee injury.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Bridges continued to serve as a formidable defensive presence while improving in several other categories during the 2019-20 season, and he's now primed for a starting small forward role in the wake of the mega-trade between the Suns and Thunder that saw Kelly Oubre go to Oklahoma City and Chris Paul come to Phoenix. Bridges was able to unwittingly prep for such responsibility when Oubre missed the last 15 games of last season with a knee injury, posting averages of 13.3 points (on 51.7 percent shooting, including 41.4 percent from three-point range), 4.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals across 36.5 minutes over that span and generating 12 double-digit scoring efforts, including one double-double. The third-year pro was able to boost his offensive contributions while maintaining his above-average defense, and he now stands to benefit from the addition of an elite ball distributor like the just-acquired Paul at point guard. Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton should still naturally serve as the top three offensive options the majority of the time, but Bridges projects to see his fair share of opportunities as well on a team that played at the ninth-fastest pace in the NBA last season (104.9 possessions per game). Additionally, with a full-time starting assignment, he'll be expected to continue furnishing solid numbers in other categories, potentially along the lines of that which he managed during the aforementioned 15-game sample.
Bridges is coming off a healthy and productive rookie season where he appeared in all 82 games for the Suns while also making 56 starts. He ended with averages of 8.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.6 steals across 29.5 minutes per game. He shot 33.5 percent from behind the arc on 3.8 attempts per game and 43 percent from the floor overall. Entering his second NBA season, Bridges is looking at what will likely be a role off the bench for Phoenix, as star shooting guard Devin Booker and Kelly Oubre are expected to be locked in as starters on the wing to open the campaign. Beyond that, it doesn't appear Bridges will be facing much competition for playing time, especially with fellow wing Josh Jackson being traded to Memphis this offseason, so Bridges should still see plenty of minutes as a key reserve for the rebuilding Suns. Additionally, Booker has played 54 and 64 games in each of the last two seasons respectively due to injury, and Bridges would likely see a significant boost in usage whenever the star guard is unable to play.
Bridges is coming off a three-year collegiate career at Villanova, where he won two National Championships and earned First-team All-Big East and Big East Tournament MVP honors as a junior. He averaged 17.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.1 blocks across 32.1 minutes in his final campaign, showing off his two-way potential at the next level. Bridges was also a great spot up shooter and knocked down 51.4 percent of his field goal attempts and 43.5 percent of his three-pointers. While that typically would mean big minutes on a rebuilding team like the Suns, Bridges still could struggle to find playing time early on with guys like Devin Booker, T.J. Warren and Josh Jackson all present in the wing rotation. Bridges appears to be the better shooter between himself and Jackson, but Jackson had an impressive final stretch of his rookie campaign last year and appears in line for a slight uptick in his role. As a result, Bridges could have trouble reaching or surpassing the 20-minute mark most nights, which should keep him off the radar in most Fantasy formats.
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Quiet in narrow victory
FPhoenix Suns
November 15, 2021
Bridges recorded seven points (2-8 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal over 33 minutes during Monday's 99-96 win over the Timberwolves.
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Goes for 22 in win
FPhoenix Suns
November 3, 2021
Bridges finished Tuesday's win over the Pelicans with 22 points (9-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound and one assist.
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Records 10 points in 30 minutes
FPhoenix Suns
October 31, 2021
Bridges produced 10 points (5-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt), five rebounds and three assists across 30 minutes in Saturday's 101-92 win over the Cavaliers.
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Scores 21 against Lakers
FPhoenix Suns
October 23, 2021
Bridges mustered 21 points (8-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block across 35 minutes in Friday's win over the Lakers.
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Secures four-year extension
FPhoenix Suns
October 17, 2021
Bridges and Suns agreed Sunday on a four-year, $90 million contract extension, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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