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Monty Williams On Mikal Bridges: "He Defends On Every Level."

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Mikal Bridges' perimeter defense and shooting ability. was one of the key reasons that the Phoenix Suns were able to get to the 2021 NBA Finals. His ability to defend at a high level while being a complementary offensive option was crucial next to Devin Booker, Chris Paul, and Deandre Ayton.

Coach Monty Williams has recently lauded Mikal Bridges for his defensive ability and importance to the Phoenix Suns. Williams claimed that Bridges "defends on every level" and added that Bridges is "the glue" for the Phoenix Suns.

Of course, I'm biased. I think he's a first team All-Defense guy... He guards the toughest guy every night. He doesn't take a break. I could be wrong, but I don't see that from the guys rated ahead of him. I don't do a good enough job of promoting him... He defends on every level. Now he's gotten much better at guarding post-ups... Can guard 94 feet, can guard on screens, can guard on pin downs. He's a great off-ball defender. There's not much he can't do on the defensive end... That's why we feel as if he's in so many ways the glue of our team.

There's no question that Mikal Bridges has earned a reputation around the league due to his prowess on the defensive end. Some people have even claimed that he should be an All-Star due to that alone. While most people won't agree with Bridges deserving an All-Star spot, most will agree with Monty Williams' assertion that the young wing should be an All-Defensive player.

The Phoenix Suns are one of the best teams in the Western Conference, and there's no doubt that they have a lot of talent on the squad. Perhaps we'll see them get back to the Finals, and they'll certainly be looking to get there and finish the job.