Mikal Bridges Rumors

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Mikal Bridges
Mikal Bridges
Position: F-G
Born: 08/30/96
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:200 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Salary: $3,557,400
“It’s tough when you guard really unbelievable players, because they don’t have one thing,” Bridges said. “If you take that away, they’re gonna go the other way and do a different thing. It’s just always being locked in and just staying down.” Bridges is learning when he can be more physical during a game, and when that approach will come with a risk of being called for a touch foul. Kokoskov wants to see Bridges improve as a rebounder (he enters Monday averaging 2.8 per game). And whether Bridges realizes it, the Suns’ training staff is tracking the physical and mental toll of all first-year players flirting with hitting the rookie wall as the season passes the halfway point.
Harris, a private equity maven who, along with a group of nearly a dozen partners, purchased the Sixers in 2011 for $280 million, is a regular presence in Philly. But in the wake of Bryan Colangelo’s dismissal, he and the rest of his group have grown even more hands-on. This was made clear during the draft, when, according to league sources, it was minority owner David B. Heller who pulled the trigger on the trade sending No. 10 Mikal Bridges to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Zhaire Smith and a future first-round pick.
From Jamal Crawford, one of the more positive players in the NBA, slamming the ball on the floor at the end of the third quarter to the friction on the bench between Bridges and Kokoskov, the frustration was apparent. “How long have you been around basketball,” Suns veteran Trevor Ariza asked a reporter in a calm voice when asked what the conversations are like on the bench when trailing by 25 after the first quarter. “So what do you think the conversation would be like after that? “Probably not very positive.” Ariza laughed. “Exactly,” he said. “Not too happy, but again, that’s on us for not playing hard.”