Can Mikal Bridges continue to improve scoring numbers?

Corey Robinson breaks down how Mikal Bridges has been able to develop as an offensive weapon for the Suns and why that is the key to his continued rise in 9-cat formats.

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COREY ROBINSON: With Devin Booker aggravating the groin injury that sidelined him for three games in mid-December, Mikal Bridges's development as an offensive weapon has been of even greater importance to the Phoenix Suns. A top-50 player over the last week, Bridges is averaging 16.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.3 blocks, and 2.0 3-pointers over his last three games, shooting 46.9% from the field.

The key for the Suns and fantasy managers while Booker sits is that Bridges can get back to his efficient ways offensively, as he did in a December 31 loss to the Raptors. Shooting 6 for 9 from the field and 7 for 7 from the foul line, he scored 20 points to go along with two rebounds, two assists, one blocked shot, and two 3-pointers. The 21 points are the most he scored in a game since December 15 when he scored 27 in a win over the Clippers.

The defensive stats and 3-pointers will ensure that Bridges continues to stick within the top 50 in nine-cat value. Taking the next step will hinge upon his ability to turn things up as a scorer.