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Mikal Bridges Opens Up On A Disappointing Year: ‘I Didn’t Have The Right Head Space’

Mar 21, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Mikal Bridges (1) warms up before game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets ended a disappointing season by missing out on the Play-In tournament all together. While there is no denying that there is talent across the roster, the team ultimately came up short in a relatively weak Eastern Conference.

While doing his end-of-season interviews, Mikal Bridges opened up on his struggles to end the year.

“I didn’t have the right headspace. I think I was just too mental on myself with wanting to win so bad and being so frustrated on things. I think it kind of took away from everything.”

Mikal Bridges said in his end of season interview

The future for Bridges and the Nets as a whole is an interesting one to follow. The team is seemingly a middling team in the East, and after a disappointing season, they could look to make a big swing in the offseason.

The 27-year-old forward averaged 19.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game this year. While the numbers are far from bad, it wasn’t the step forward that many NBA fans were anticipating. Bridges clearly knows that he disappointed himself this year as well.

“I think it was really tough just personally. I got a couple gray hairs. Wanting to win and compete and being frustrated on a lot of things. Being frustrated at myself. You just gotta go through it sometimes, you know?”

Mikal Bridges

The future for Bridges may remain uncertain. However, if the Nets do look to make a move, he will undoubtedly have a market due to his two-way abilities. Sometimes, a change of scenery is exactly what you need to get back on track.

Bridges will still be under contract for the Nets heading into next season.