Gerald Bourguet: “I want to be here, man.” Mikal Bridges on contract extension talks with the Suns, Part 1: pic.twitter.com/8iyCj7kjoT
Kellan Olson: On a potential contract extension, Mikal Bridges said he obviously wants to stay in Phoenix and loves it here. “I sit there, just wait every day, keep improving and don’t let it get to me. Just gotta wait. I’ve tried to prove as much as I can as time goes on.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Mikal Bridges is another player that has a lot of interest in the marketplace. If he has to go into restricted free agency, I think people see him as a $20 million a year plus player
Kellan Olson: James Jones with @BurnsAndGambo said the Suns will continue to have conversations with Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges on potential extensions. They value continuity. Said the goal is for something to happen.
Kellan Olson: Robert Sarver said on @BurnsAndGambo from a financial standpoint as an owner that he is ready to commit to keeping Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton. With timing and all that, James Jones and his group will figure out the moving pieces. They want to improve the team furhter.
Phoenix could face a money crunch soon. Devin Booker is locked into a well-deserved maximum contract. Chris Paul can enter free agency. Ayton and Mikal Bridges will be eligible for extensions this summer; most No. 1 overall picks start negotiations at "max or nothing," and rival executives expect Bridges' deal might approach $20 million per season.
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Justin Grasso: Doc Rivers on Ben Simmons before tonight’s game vs. #Celtics: “I literally don’t even talk about it. I coach the team and the guys that I can see every day. I let Daryl and Elton deal with all of the other stuff.” #Sixers