Exclusive: 5 Mikal Bridges Q’s and A’s with a shooting coach

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PHOENIX, AZ – JUNE 22: Draft pick Mikal Bridges poses for a portrait at the Post NBA Draft press conference on June 22, 2018, at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Phoenix Suns first round pick Mikal Bridges is a good shooter, but his shot has a unique look. What does shooting coach @BehindCurve see in it?

In the 2018 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns traded up from 16 to 10 to grab Mikal Bridges from Villanova. Some loved the deal while others criticized it. But whether you liked it or not, it was certainly exciting.

In an effort to learn more about Bridges and how his game will translate to the NBA, we caught up with shooting coach @BehindCurve to ask what he sees from Bridges. That’s his Twitter handle, so go give him a follow! Exclusively for Valley of the Suns, he broke down all aspects of Bridges’ shot, as well as its development over the years.

Check out his thoughts on Bridges’ unique form, the significant improvement in his shot throughout college, whether or not he still needs to make changes to his form, his ability to shoot with little space, the future development of his offensive game, and if a recent video of Bridges shooting with wonky form is a cause for concern.

@BehindCurve’s thoughts are very entertaining for anyone interested in player comparisons, shot mechanics, and video breakdown of Mikal Bridges’ shooting stroke. His perspective is interesting, his optimism is uplifting for Suns fans, and his thoughts are extremely informative.

In order for Bridges to reach his full potential with the Suns, he’s going to need an above average three point shot. With so much of the Suns future riding on his shot, let’s learn a little more about it.

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