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Mikal Bridges
Mikal Bridges
Position: F-G
Born: 08/30/96
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:209 lbs. / 94.8 kg.
Salary: $5,557,725

Research: Mikal Bridges the hardest-working player in the NBA

The Action Network is able to disclose the hardest-working players in the NBA, exploring the distance covered throughout the 2021-22 season and highlighting the calories each player and team burned on game days – revealing the hardest-working teams and stars. The Top-10 Hardest-Working Players Taking the No. 1 spot is Phoenix Suns’ wing Mikal Bridges. Bridges traveled an impressive 212.5 miles throughout the season and burned an estimated 38,055 calories. Miles Bridges of the Charlotte Hornets fell short of first place by just 1.8 miles. The small forward, one of the NBA’s best dunkers, covered 210.7 miles during his 80 games last season, burning the most calories among the NBA’s top-10 hardest-working players. Tyrese Haliburton (206.7), Tyrese Maxey (206.1), and Scottie Barnes (201.1) complete the top-five hardest workers, burning 178,615 calories between them and traveling a massive 1,037.1 miles.
Booker, who averaged nearly 27 points this season, finished fourth in MVP voting largely because of his ability to score. But his impact is minimal when his shot isn’t falling, and his scoring average dropped to 23 points in the playoffs. Luka Doncic, who finished one spot behind Booker on the MVP ballot, gave the Suns guard a front-row seat to what a team’s best player is supposed to look like. He scored 35 in Game 7 and his average has gone up from 28 points to nearly 32 in the postseason. Ayton, who was drafted two spots ahead of Doncic in 2018, also failed to increase his production in the playoffs. He finished Game 7 with five points in just 17 minutes. The Suns could have use more from Mikal Bridges, too.