The vacancy of Kevin Durant (Phoenix) may not be as big as you think. Mikal Bridges made an impressive Brooklyn debut.
The Brooklyn Nets lost 98-101 in a home game against the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA on the 12th (Korean time). 토토사이트
Brooklyn had its first game after the transfer of Bridges and Cameron Johnson, who were recruited as an opposite of Durant. Bridges had a successful debut game with 23 points and 6 rebounds, and Johnson had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Bridges made three 3-pointers, and his main weapon, the mid-range jumper, also succeeded several times, showing his scoring ability.
Brooklyn declared a rebuilding by sending superstars Durant and Kyrie Irving (Dallas) in this trade market. They’ve been responsible for most of Brooklyn’s offense this season. Brooklyn, which played basketball that relied on superstars, was reborn as a new team starting from the trade deadline. Brooklyn only scored 98 points against Philadelphia, but played basketball so selflessly that 4 players scored more than double digits.
Even if you pursue basketball in which various players participate in scoring, in the end, a solution is needed in the clutch situation at the end of the 4th quarter. Brooklyn is pinning its hopes on Bridges. Bridges did not play a large role in attacking in Phoenix, his previous team. It was because there was a firm ace, Devin Booker, and Chris Paul joined.
Still, Bridges was averaging 17.2 points and 4.3 rebounds, and showed decent scoring skills. In Phoenix, when Booker was absent, he came forward and showed off his good scoring ability. The role Brooklyn expects from Bridges will also be an active offense.
Bridges was asked in a post-game interview that he had been given a more offensive role since he left the team than he had in Phoenix. Bridges said, “That’s right. He was more active in the game than he was in Phoenix. We are a team that anyone can actively attack.”
Bridges is considered one of the best 3&D players in the NBA. He is a player whose name is not left out when talking about the best net exhaust in the NBA. Bridges got a chance to become the team’s ace and head of the offense and defense without staying in the middle of the day. What remains is Bridges’ growth.