1. SG/SF Mikal Bridges
Following a trade that sent him to the Brooklyn Nets, Mikal Bridges began to show off some skills that had not previously been shown during his time with the Suns. This is mostly due to the role he played with Phoenix as he was more of a catch-and-shoot player rather than a primary creator. Once traded, Bridges looked like a bonafide star.
In 27 games with the Nets, Bridges averaged 26.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.7 assists while shooting 47.5% from the field and 37.6% from beyond the arc on 6.7 attempts. In addition to this, Bridges was still the elite defender he’s been since he was drafted 10th overall in 2018.
Now, depending on the direction the Nets decide to take, Bridges could potentially be moved once more. Hopefully, this time, he will be sent to the Knicks in order to play with his old college buddies. It would cost a lot to bring him in. However, adding that level of defense, shooting, and shot-creating could push the Knicks closer than ever to contention.
The Knicks could very well lose some key players to acquire Bridges, but the level of player they’d be getting in return is something that would make them a guaranteed top-four seed in the East. Hopefully, the Nets are as stupid as they usually are and decide to send Bridges across town to be with his friends and the better team.