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Devin Booker Believes Mikal Bridges Should Be The DPOY

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Mikal Bridges

Mikal Bridges is widely viewed as one of the best 3 and D wing players in the league. There's no doubt that he is a fantastic complementary player on the offensive end, while also being an amazing defender. Currently, Mikal Bridges is putting up 14.0 PPG, 4.4 RPG, and 2.3 APG while shooting 37.2% from beyond the arc.

Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker has recently lauded Mikal Bridges' abilities on the defensive side of the ball, claiming that he should win the Defensive Player of the Year award. While in the last few years the award has gone to big men such as Rudy Gobert, there's no doubt that Mikal Bridges is a key factor in the Phoenix Suns having an amazing defense this season.

Mikal Bridges is a versatile defender who can lockdown perimeter players but is also sound on the interior. Some, like ESPN analyst Bobby Marks, even previously claimed that he should be an All-Star due to his defensive abilities.

Mikal Bridges. We gotta start rewarding guys for their defense. I mean Mikal Bridges, and Draymond certainly are All-NBA defensive players.

I know the All-Star game is about alley-oops and scoring points. But both those guys deserve a spot right now, we've still got a couple months.

Unfortunately, Mikal Bridges didn't end up making the All-Star team this season. However, he could still get the honor in upcoming seasons, and it will be hard to keep him off the list if he continues improving and the Suns continue winning.

Mikal Bridges' defense and shooting were crucial for the Phoenix Suns last season, and he definitely played a big role in helping them get to the NBA Finals. They are the best regular-season team in the league this year, and perhaps we'll see them get to the NBA Finals and finish the job.