Phoenix Suns: 2 Possible Changes We Might See After First Few Games

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Phoenix Suns, Mikal Bridges
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Phoenix Suns Quick Changes: Feeding Mikal Bridges More on Offense

Mikal Bridges consistently put up solid efficiency numbers for the Suns since joining the team. For some time though, many questioned whether or not those marks might hold up if the Suns chose to feature him as a primary offensive option, rather than just an off pace scorer.

Through Bridges’s first three games though, he seemed to answer that, averaging a near team-high 17.0 points per contest while maintaining a 55.6 percent shooting clip.

Having apparently evolved from just a 3-and-D guy into a bonafide offensive threat, the Suns might want to begin drawing up a few more plays for him each game, possibly even implementing him into the pick-and-roll game as a ball handler.

With Chris Paul and Devin Booker still aboard, you never want to force the ball away from either of them. But as a third option to take some weight off their shoulders, Monty Williams could instruct his offense to at least feed Bridges for a few isolation sets anytime a pick-and-roll sequence breaks down.

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Although the Suns entered this year with Deandre Ayton originally casted to be the team’s “third star,” it now looks like a role more likely to fall onto Bridges’s shoulder. If the Suns embrace this and ride his efficiency at the same time, their offense likely becomes a top five rated system from here on out.