Mikal Bridges Reflects On Shocking Trade To Brooklyn Nets: From Last Supper To Becoming A Franchise Building Block

Photo: Instagram/Mikal Bridges

In an unexpected move that shook the NBA world in February 2023, Mikal Bridges found himself at the center of a trade that sent Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets to the Phoenix Suns. 

Mikal, known for his high-level role player status with the Suns, quickly embraced the challenge of becoming a franchise building block for the Nets alongside close friend Cameron Johnson.

Appearing on the Roommates Show with Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart, Mikal shared his initial reaction to the trade, recalling the surreal moment in an Atlanta hotel room. "My first reaction was, oh my god, and I laughed. That’s when I tweeted, then Cam called me," Mikal revealed, providing a glimpse into the rollercoaster of emotions surrounding the surprising trade.

Photo: Instagram/Mikal Bridges

While acknowledging the difficulty of leaving Phoenix after five years, Mikal expressed gratitude for being traded for a basketball legend like Kevin Durant. 

Despite the pressure of being the go-to guy in Brooklyn, Mikal has quickly established himself as a key player and a franchise cornerstone. The Nets, eyeing long-term success, have solidified their future around Mikal Bridges.

Alongside Cameron Johnson, Cameron Thomas, and Nic Claxton, Mikal aims to lead the team to tremendous success, urging Nets fans to remain patient during the challenging 2023/24 season. 

With unwavering support from the organization and a determination to thrive in his newfound role, Mikal Bridges is poised to make a lasting impact on the Brooklyn Nets' bright future. (SOURCE: Sports Illustrated)

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