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Locked On Suns Wednesday: Sixers-Suns thoughts plus an alternate history of the Mikal Bridges trade with The Athletic’s Jackson Frank

Jackson joins the show to break down a big win for the Suns and imagine a reality in which the Sixers never traded Mikal Bridges to Phoenix.

Jackson Frank of The Athletic and Liberty Ballers joins the show to dive back into the Suns’ 114-109 victory over Philadelphia on Monday night before playing alternate history with us to close the show.

We discuss why Devin Booker always seems to go off against the Sixers, how the Suns were able to contain Ben Simmons, and Philadelphia’s struggles when Simmons isn’t initiating the offense effectively.

We close the show by imagining the butterfly effect of the Sixers not dealing Mikal Bridges. If they never traded him, they might not pull off the Tobias Harris trade, while the Suns would (reportedly) end up with Donte DiVincenzo. On the other hand, maybe Bridges is dealt to the Clippers for Harris and would be playing with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George right now. This fascinating deal connects the current version of both franchises.

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