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Suns fans knew it all along.

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In what surely has come as a surprise to all, except those loyal to the Phoenix Suns, Mikal Bridges has announced his presence in Orlando with authority.

Yessssss, to be sure, we all knew it from the day he became a Sun courtesy of a draft day trade with the Sixers a couple seasons ago. The defense has always been there. Now fans are learning that there’s so much more to Bridges’ game.

TWENTY-SEVEN MINUTES, TWENTY-SIX POINTS, FIVE DIMES, AND THE BEST DAMN DEFENDER ON THE FLOOR. That’s how we’re relaying Mikal Bridges’ stats now. We’re doing it IN ALL CAPS.

Here are the moving pictures so you can properly appreciate the handiwork of COVID-19’s MOST IMPROVED PLAYER.

Pairing that many points with that many assists is the first time Bridges has accomplished the feat in his professional career, and yeah, I looked up the preseason stats. I don’t know exactly how “restart scrimmages” will get logged moving forward, but I tried to be fair.

Let’s enjoy more Mikal highlights, from a simpler time.

And lest you become obsessed with these 20+ point, five assist games Bridges is sure to rack up in the future, let’s not forget his most valuable contribution.

Our next dose of Bridges and company comes Friday. The games count, and the Suns play at 1pm where Keith lives. You know what that means!

HALF DAY AT WORK. See you Friday.