No. It gets tiring to see how "As frustrating as Bridges has been...." The narrative has to get much more appreciative. You know the one thing we have been missing from a lot of Suns players? Availability. This guy is a gamer. That alone has made him not frustrating to watch for me. The guy IS playing no matter what he is overcoming to get onto the court that night. That needs to be appreciated in his narrative.
Tbh, while I love Mikal’s toughness and availability, long term I wish we could load manage him. The streak is cool but honestly…you don’t get extra credit for playing every game. Especially as he ages, since he’s not overly quick, I wonder how his game will continue to evolve.
I think Mikal, like DA has all-star potential. They each have similar issues: lack of confidence and inability to create their own shot consistently. They go hand in hand. Cam Johnson came up big last night. I think he has the potential to be a number 2 option (barring injury). He’s much more confident putting the ball on the floor and he’s a deadeye shooter.
Once we get healthy, I’m curious to see how this team grows. Last year we rolled through the regular season after the finals loss. This year…we need to learn how to win again. I say that because Dallas took our heart in game 7.
I truly think we’re the only team in the West that can beat GS. I know GS hasn’t hit their stride but we matchup well with them. Halfway through the season, let’s get a winning streak going and get healthy. We’ll be in the mix for home court, even if we don’t get the 1 seed.