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Tuesday’s Arizin: Mikal Bridges, $100 million man? (Mar. 2)

It’s been a great year for Bridges, but is he worth a $100 million extension?

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It’s been a great year for Bridges — and the NBA ‘Cats in general — but as he puts on his Most Improved Player award candidacy, is he worth a $100 million extension? One analyst thinks he’s bound for a big pay day.

The “news”:

NBA analyst ‘wouldn’t blink’ at giving Mikal Bridges a $100 million contract | NBA Analysis Network
Mikal Bridges has improved in his third season and one analyst is all in on him.

24 seconds with Josh Hart |
A Q&A with Josh Hart.

Saddiq Bey is not just a shooter | Detroit Bad Boys
The Detroit Pistons’ SB Nation blog takes a dive into the rookie and Villanova product.

How Detroit Pistons’ Saddiq Bey stacks up in talented rookie class | Detroit Free Press
If you look beyond the league’s second-worst record, many of the Pistons’ young players are looking like potential contributors to winning basketball in the future. One has stood above the rest: Saddiq Bey.

Down the final stretch, Eric Paschall should be in the game for the Warriors | Blue Man Hoop
The second-year NBA player should be playing the critical minutes.

How the 76ers can trade for Kyle Lowry | NBA Analysis Network
Listen up, Sixers fans, and take a ride down the hypothetical highway.

Any Kyle Lowry trade talks can put the Raptors’ front office in a bind | Sports Illustrated
The Toronto Raptors’ front office has to be very careful if it’s going to trade Kyle Lowry away ahead of the March 25th NBA Trade Deadline.

Kyle Lowry is carrying over a tradition he learned from Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant | Sports Illustrated
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry has a knack for finding the game ball, a tradition he learned from watching Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant years ago.

Coaching (and sometimes playing) while masked, a 2021 thing | Philadelphia Inquirer
“We don’t have a ton of signals for calls. It’s always been, just shout it out. That’s been an adjustment.”

Mohegan Sun to allow family, guests of team to attend 2021 Big East women’s basketball tournament | Hartford Courant
The site of the original Bubbleville will be allowing some fans in for the Big East Tournament.

College basketball rankings: updated Power 36 rankings |
The latest set of expanded rankings from

Bracketology: Villanova falls to the 3-seed line | CBS Sports
According to the latest bracketology from CBS Sports, the loss to Butler will drop ‘Nova one line down.

21 college basketball numbers to ponder before Selection Sunday |
Hello March. To get acquainted with what’s coming your way this season — besides a bunch of COVID tests — perhaps a few numbers from the last weekend in February can serve as an introduction.

College basketball’s NIT tournament to be played entirely in North Texas | CBS Dallas
It will also be cut down to a 16-team field.