Pros: Likable player. Tries hard. Well-rounded.
Cons: Not likely to become a Big 3 type of player. Struggling to be the excellent defender that he was advertised to be. When he's off, he's useless on the floor.
Bridges is likely going to be overvalued on the free market. I would offer him 4/60 and hope he's willing to take a home discount. Honestly, he's replaceable, especially if we get a guy who can consistently defend the perimeter
He's very very rarely "off"
What you are calling off is him not getting shot oportunities setup by his teamates.
He can and will get better at creating his own shot, and he has great touch.
I don't think you can overvalue Bridges - he is perfect team glue and is actually not very replaceable, because I can't really think of another player quite like him in the league.
Will he ever be selfish enough to be an all-star - probably not - but that is a good thing. You want to have a player that is completely capable of scoring at high efficency without demanding the ball.
You say that, but don't Lonzo Ball, Gallinari, Zach Collins and several other non all stars make 20 million per?I think we can live with him not being an All-Star so long as he's not hoping to get paid like one. That is important. Anymore than $20+ million a year is too much for what he brings, and is likely to bring, to the table.
You say that, but don't Lonzo Ball, Gallinari, Zach Collins and several other non all stars make 20 million per?
I would take Mikal over any of those 3.
Monty needs to set a simple goal for Mikal- take 10-12 shots per game at the very least. He is efficient, but sometimes he disappears because he just doesn't take shots. He needs to take more shots.
I do believe that at some point in the next 2-3 years we will have to choose between Bridges and Cam Johnson. I think they're both superb wing players with a diverse set of talents. But they will command similar salaries and with Booker and (assumably) Ayton already locked up on max deals we can't afford to drop 50-60 mil per year on Bridges and Johnson.
One of them will have to be moved for more needed or more affordable assets. I really like both players but I do think Bridges is the more impactful.