Mikal Bridges, who met his hometown team, “It was heartbreaking to trade on the day of the draft”
Bridges takes on his hometown team in a new uniform in the playoffs토토사이트. The opportunity to take revenge on Philadelphia, which brought bitter memories a few years ago, has come.
Ahead of the trade deadline in February, the Brooklyn Nets traded Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to play the second half with an entirely new squad. Although it squirmed for a while, it maintained its concentration until the end, shook off Miami’s pursuit, and finished the season in 6th place in the Eastern Conference, earning a direct ticket to the playoffs.
At the center was Michal Bridges. At the time of the Durant trade, he left Phoenix and wore a Brooklyn uniform, and after the transfer, he averaged 26.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 27 games, bursting with potential and establishing himself as the team’s new first option.
The explosive power worthy of the title of ace was also impressive. Bridges had only scored more than 30 points in a game twice in Phoenix, but he has already scored 30 points or more 11 times with Brooklyn, including a career-high 45 points against Miami on Feb. 16.
Bridges, who quickly adapted to his new role, will face third-seeded Philadelphia in the playoffs against Joel Embiid and James Harden. Coincidentally, Bridges has a love-hate relationship with Philadelphia.
Bridges was born in Philadelphia and spent all of his childhood, from high school to Villanova University, in Pennsylvania, where Philadelphia is located. When he was selected by Philadelphia with the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft, he was more than happy because he was able to start his professional career with his hometown team.
Ironic fate, however, was not on Bridges’ side. He was traded to Phoenix right on the day of the draft. At that time, Bridges, not knowing that he had been traded to Phoenix, was excited about the future he had been waiting for, talking about his joy at being able to start his professional career with his hometown team. I missed the opportunity to make my long-held dream come true.
Bridges recalled that time on the ‘CJ McCallum Show’ not long ago. He explained the bitter shock by saying, “I felt really bad. It was hard to control my emotions. Everyone left and I tried to calm myself down at the hotel, but it took a lot of time.”
The chance to get revenge came for Bridges against his hometown team they met on a single tree bridge. The first leg, which will be the start, will be held on the 16th.