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Post#241 » by bwgood77 » Fri Dec 7, 2018 5:56 pm

GoodBehavior wrote:Mikal looked good yesterday. Shot and form was excellent. He was one of the few that could make their shots and not look like duds. Melton and Ariza had corner three that were complete clank in Q3. I never seen Ariza shot so badly than on that shot.

Mikal looks like he wasn't very happy with Igor and his limited touch. He should have shot more


I think he was mostly fed up with people fouling him and getting away with it, yelling to coach "It happens EVERY time!" and then he gets called for all sorts of fouls and was just heated about the refs and Igor was trying to calm him down.
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Post#242 » by GoodBehavior » Fri Dec 7, 2018 6:28 pm

bwgood77 wrote:
GoodBehavior wrote:Mikal looked good yesterday. Shot and form was excellent. He was one of the few that could make their shots and not look like duds. Melton and Ariza had corner three that were complete clank in Q3. I never seen Ariza shot so badly than on that shot.

Mikal looks like he wasn't very happy with Igor and his limited touch. He should have shot more


I think he was mostly fed up with people fouling him and getting away with it, yelling to coach "It happens EVERY time!" and then he gets called for all sorts of fouls and was just heated about the refs and Igor was trying to calm him down.


From what I read, Mikal was staring at Igor after he made a shot, and said "every time, every time."
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Post#243 » by bwgood77 » Fri Dec 7, 2018 6:33 pm

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bwgood77 wrote:
GoodBehavior wrote:Mikal looked good yesterday. Shot and form was excellent. He was one of the few that could make their shots and not look like duds. Melton and Ariza had corner three that were complete clank in Q3. I never seen Ariza shot so badly than on that shot.

Mikal looks like he wasn't very happy with Igor and his limited touch. He should have shot more


I think he was mostly fed up with people fouling him and getting away with it, yelling to coach "It happens EVERY time!" and then he gets called for all sorts of fouls and was just heated about the refs and Igor was trying to calm him down.


From what I read, Mikal was staring at Igor after he made a shot, and said "every time, every time."


Yes, he was being fouled every time.

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Post#245 » by Frank Lee » Sat Dec 8, 2018 7:31 pm

This kid makes Jackson soooooo expendable.
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Post#246 » by Frank Lee » Sat Dec 8, 2018 7:31 pm

actually.... Jackson makes Jackson sooooo expendable too
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Post#247 » by Revived » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:36 pm

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Other than being a bad 3pt shooter this season, he's played well overall.
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Post#249 » by bwgood77 » Fri Jan 4, 2019 10:21 pm

Three different Suns listed in these 4 consecutive tweets...

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Post#250 » by Bogyo » Sat Jan 5, 2019 9:16 am

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Yeah, I always watch this - a bit of sunshine after our poor results. :)
(I only wish Ayton made the BPG top 5 as well by the end of the year...)
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Post#253 » by darealjuice » Mon Feb 4, 2019 9:49 pm

Mikal's future is going to depend on how he develops as a ball handler, shot creator, and playmaker. He has elite role player written all over him with his 3-point shooting, defense, and basketball IQ. It'll be up to him to develop his handle and toolbox on offense because he has all of the physical traits and athleticism to be an elite 2-way player. He's played really well over the last 3 games, hopefully he can keep it up.

Seems like him and Jamal Crawford are fairly close, hopefully Jamal can help him develop some handles lol
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Post#254 » by thamadkant » Tue Feb 5, 2019 1:30 am

I think Bridges is going to be a good player but the praise on him has many question marks.

He hasn't shown the ability to create shots... He can spot up well and hit shots when on... And his defense is good.. But with what he has shown I see him as a Covington, Middleton type player...
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Post#255 » by ImNotMcDiSwear » Tue Feb 5, 2019 1:33 am

thamadkant wrote:I think Bridges is going to be a good player but the praise on him has many question marks.

He hasn't shown the ability to create shots... He can spot up well and hit shots when on... And his defense is good.. But with what he has shown I see him as a Covington, Middleton type player...


If he can keep his trigger finger locked and loaded on a consistent basis, I'm thinking more Klay Thompson. That's what I had him pegged as prior to the draft.
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Post#256 » by bwgood77 » Tue Feb 5, 2019 1:37 am

It's a good think Covington and Middleton are premier players if that's what he can become. That would be great. I don't see him as Klay given I don't think he will be one of the best 3 pt shooters in the NBA, but his defense can be elite and he can pass..maybe be like a combo of Covington and Middleton with the best qualities of each. But maybe could be kind of like a poor man's Kawhi too.
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Post#257 » by lilfishi22 » Tue Feb 5, 2019 1:56 am

thamadkant wrote:I think Bridges is going to be a good player but the praise on him has many question marks.

He hasn't shown the ability to create shots... He can spot up well and hit shots when on... And his defense is good.. But with what he has shown I see him as a Covington, Middleton type player...

Which is an elite 3&D guy? One of those two guys are a near all-star level player (fringe allstar in the East means less)
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Post#259 » by lilfishi22 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:06 pm

Love watching Bridges play D. He's so active on rotations and stays in a good defensive stance on individual D
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Lebron - Zion, Barrett like Melo, wade like Culver, garland like tj ford, hunter like bosh, white like Barbosa, Clarke like David West. I think this draft is actually going to be deeper though
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Post#260 » by Qwigglez » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:22 am

It's great to see him play solid defense. However I don't want to see those two game winners where he was playing amazing defense they just hit an incredible shot. (I didn't watch the whole 11 minute clip up top).

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