Brooklyn Nets’ Mikal Bridges continues his legacy as NBA’s version of Ironman

Brooklyn Nets, Mikal Bridges (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets, Mikal Bridges (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

In Sunday’s matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers, Mikal Bridges officially played and started in 83 games during the regular season. Bridges started in 56 games for the Suns prior to being traded to the Nets and proceeded to start in all 27 remaining games for Brooklyn. The four seconds Bridges played today, extended his active game streak to 392 games.

Just another reason for Nets fans to love what Bridges brings to the table.

Bridges shows off one of his best abilities: availability

Mikal Bridges enters the postseason with the most regular-season games under his belt for the season. As the Nets prepare for their first-round battle with the Sixers, Bridges will look to show off his other abilities in the series.

In 27 games with Brooklyn, the former Villanova standout is averaging 27.2 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. If the Nets young star can string together games in the postseason like he did in the regular season for the team, Brooklyn could pose a threat as they enter the postseason.

Brooklyn’s head coach, Jacque Vaughn, has put the versatile forward in position to succeed. With the Nets utilizing Bridges strengths as a primary scorer, the 6-foot-6 forward’s game has reached another level. In addition to his scoring, the versatile wing has continued his impressive defensive play in Brooklyn. If the new Nets’ fan favorite and Spencer Dinwiddie can rally the rest of the team together, there could be upset potential in their first-round battle with the 76ers.

The 26-year-old has shown why he’s considered the league’s “Ironman” and looks to build on his nickname of “Brooklyn Bridges” in the playoffs. Nonetheless, through all of Bridges many nicknames, he continues to provide the underrated skill of availability to every team he plays for. Now we wait and see what other names the Big East product may earn in the Nets postseason run.