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Bright Side Of The Sun 9 hours ago
Mikal Bridges is exactly what the forgotten Phoenix Suns have been looking for

Mikal Bridges is exactly what the forgotten Phoenix Suns have been looking for

He’s not the type of player the Suns usually target but he could become the most vital piece of their rebuild. Last summer brought a ton of change for the Phoenix Suns, as they handed a max contract extension to their 22-year-old superstar Devin Booker, drafted hometown kid Deandre Ayton with the first overall pick in the draft and hired a new head coach. Just as important if not equally hyped was the draft-day trade that brought two-time NCAA champion and polished role player Mikal Bridges to Phoenix. Coming out of Villanova, the book on Bridges was that he was just a 3-and-D role...
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Chicago Bulls take down Phoenix Suns, 116-101, to sweep season series

Chicago Bulls take down Phoenix Suns, 116-101, to sweep season series

Igor Kokoskov, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton talk about Mondays 116-101 loss to Monday night to Chicago at Talking Stick Resort Arena.         
Bright Side Of The Sun 23 hours ago
Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (17-54) vs. Chicago Bulls (19-52)

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (17-54) vs. Chicago Bulls (19-52)

Will the Suns improve to 7-6 since the All-Star break? Probable starters: Suns - De’Anthony Melton, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Bulls - Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Otto Porter Jr., Lauri Markkanen, Robin Lopez Even though both of these teams have less than 20 wins at this point in the season, they have young and appealing starting lineups that should make for a fun matchup tonight. Will it be Booker’s Suns or LaVine’s Bulls that pull off the win at Talking Stick Resort Arena? Let’s find out right now.
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 18, 2019
Preview: Resurgent Suns attempt to avenge early season loss to Bulls

Preview: Resurgent Suns attempt to avenge early season loss to Bulls

This game should actually be entertaining with two nearly equal teams. What: Phoenix Suns host the Chicago Bulls When: 7:00 p.m. AZ Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena Watch: Fox Sports Arizona Listen: 98.7 FM Probable starters: Suns - Tyler Johnson, Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre Jr., Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Bulls - Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Otto Porter Jr., Lauri Markkanen, Robin Lopez UPDATE: Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) and Kelly Oubre Jr. (left thumb sprain) have been ruled out of tonight’s game. Assuming De’Anthony Melton and Mikal Bridges would start instead. Bulls OffRtg - 104.6...
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 18, 2019
Solar Panel, ep. 118: Walton or Kokoskov? Oubre or Bridges? Special guest Jim Coughenour helps break it down

Solar Panel, ep. 118: Walton or Kokoskov? Oubre or Bridges? Special guest Jim Coughenour helps break it down

Subscribe to the Suns Solar Panel Podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Overcast, Google Play & Stitcher Dave and Tim return to talk about the latest storylines surrounding the suddenly-winning Phoenix Suns. A starter list of topics: - Luke Walton vs Igor Kokoskov - Why Igor isn’t playing De’Anthony Melton - Defensive impact of Kelly Oubre Jr. and Mikal Bridges - Can the Suns keep Oubre and Bridges together? - Does Oubre hinder Mikal Bridges development? - If the Suns keep both Oubre & Bridges, what happens to Josh Jackson and T.J. Warren? - Why we...
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 16, 2019
It’s becoming make-or-break time for Josh Jackson

It’s becoming make-or-break time for Josh Jackson

Jackson is beginning to be usurped long-term by Mikal Bridges and Kelly Oubre Jr. in the Suns’ plans. Josh Jackson has been an enigma since he was drafted by the Suns at No. 4 overall in 2017. The athletic wing from Kansas was supposed to be a defense-first stopper who complimented Devin Booker perfectly. “I think if you look at the entire draft class, and obviously, I’m biased, but every team’s roster and which player in this draft fits a specific team the best, we think the fit with Josh Jackson to the Phoenix Suns is perfect,” former Suns GM Ryan McDonough said at Jackson’s...
rssfeeds.azcentral.com Mar 16, 2019
Phoenix Suns unable to close out Houston Rockets in 108-102 road loss

Phoenix Suns unable to close out Houston Rockets in 108-102 road loss

Phoenix Suns coach Igor Kokoskov and players Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton, Richaun Holmes, Mikal Bridges, Josh Jackson and Kelly Oubre Jr. discuss Fridays loss at Houston.         
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 13, 2019
2-Minute Drill: Mikal Bridges can already put the clamps on your favorite players

2-Minute Drill: Mikal Bridges can already put the clamps on your favorite players

In the second installment of our short video series, I show why the Suns’ rookie is such a unique talent on the defensive end. We’re almost through Mikal Bridges’s rookie season, but one thing is already becoming pretty clear: the Suns’ No. 10 pick will be part of the next great squad in the Valley. Too many times already has Bridges blown me away with not only making just smart reads, a pleasant sight to behold with recent history, but how special of a defender he could become in short order. As Bridges continues to get more comfortable on the offensive end — currently carrying a...
rssfeeds.azcentral.com Mar 10, 2019
Phoenix Suns fall at Portland, 127-120, in having three-game winning streak snapped

Phoenix Suns fall at Portland, 127-120, in having three-game winning streak snapped

Phoenix Suns coach Igor Kokoskov and players Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges and Kelly Oubre Jr. talk about Saturdays loss at Portland and Sundays game at Golden State.         
Locked On Suns Friday: Comparing PG and Bridges with Tony East of Locked On Pacers

Locked On Suns Friday: Comparing PG and Bridges with Tony East of Locked On Pacers

We continue our comparisons series with Tony East to break down the similarities between Paul George early in his career and Mikal Bridges. Continuing with our Suns comparisons series, we bring on Tony East of Locked On Pacers to discuss the early years of Paul George’s career, how he developed as a shooter and playmaker and what the keys were to his development. Bridges already looks like a solid shooter and team defender, but Tony shares some ways that George was able to develop physically and with the ball in his hands to grow into the MVP candidate we’re seeing this year. Look us up...
Valley of the Suns Mar 5, 2019

The Phoenix Suns should not overlook De’Andre Hunter in the draft

With all of the hype around the top prospects, De’Andre Hunter is a player at the back end of the lottery that would be a perfect fit with the Phoenix Suns. Mikal Bridges has been excellent on the Phoenix Suns since being acquired in a draft day trade. His impact on both ends of the […] The Phoenix Suns should not overlook De’Andre Hunter in the draft - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Locked On Suns Saturday: Suns stun the Lakers as Ayton and Booker lead the way

Locked On Suns Saturday: Suns stun the Lakers as Ayton and Booker lead the way

Did the Suns just get Luke Walton fired? On today’s episode live from Talking Stick Resort Arena, we recap the Suns’ stunning victory over the Lakers. Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker combined for 51 points while also reviving solid outings from Kelly Oubre Jr., Mikal Bridges and Josh Jackson. LeBron James nearly put up a triple-double, but Ayton’s solid defense rounded out one of his best all-around performances of the season with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Ayton also netted a career-high in free throw attempts (10-for-14), which could be a sign of things to come. Look us up and...
Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (12-50) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (27-36)

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (12-50) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (27-36)

Will Anthony Davis play? Will he play hard? Open thread. Suns. Pelicans. 7:00 PM Let’s go! Probable starters: Suns - Tyler Johnson, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Josh Jackson, Deandre Ayton Pelicans - Elfrid Payton, Jrue Holiday, Kenrich Williams, Julius Randle, Anthony Davis
Valley of the Suns Feb 28, 2019

Phoenix Suns: Mikal Bridges needs to be a permanent starter

There are plenty of question marks around the Phoenix Suns, but one thing is clear: Mikal Bridges should be the team’s permanent starter. Mikal Bridges, the 10th overall pick, has found himself in and out of the Phoenix Suns starting lineup a few times this season. Recently, head coach Igor Kokoskov has decided to roll […] Phoenix Suns: Mikal Bridges needs to be a permanent starter - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bright Side Of The Sun Feb 26, 2019
Mikal Bridges is rapidly improving his playmaking ability

Mikal Bridges is rapidly improving his playmaking ability

Bridges’ elite defense continues to hold up, but his playmaking is quickly improving too. Even though Mikal Bridges is shooting 29.4 percent from the floor since the All-Star break, and just 23.1 percent on threes, you might not be noticing because his defensive chops continue to hold up while his ability to facilitate continues to improve month-by-month. Lost in the Suns’ first win in six weeks — even I admittedly didn’t notice this at first glance — but Bridges quietly had a career-high eight assists against Miami. And in his last three games coming off the bench, Bridges is...

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