bondom34 wrote:I haven't seen much on him but anyone know much about Mikal Bridges? I've not done a ton of studying the draft that far down but now see a couple mocks have him as a first round prospect. He kind of intrigues me for the Thunder.
Tough to see him coming out at this point but if he does, he's probably a late first type guy. I'm not totally sold on his defensive potential (he's weak, doesn't look great getting through screen, and isn't an elite quick-twitch athlete) but his disruptive length and competitiveness should make him above average in time, especially if he can guard 1's and 3's (I have some questions about that right now though).
Offensively there's some things to like, but I think it's hard to envision him being more than an efficient 13-16% usage player in the NBA, as primarily a spot 3 shooter + cut/transition finisher.
Some think he might breakout offensively if he does come back with Hart and Jenkins gone, but I'm not sure that happens. I see Brunson and Divincenzo as being the alpha's with maybe even Paschall ahead of him on the offensive totem pole.