Suns To Have 2 Surprising Names Helping Chris Paul Run The Point

Chris Paul, naturally, is still the main man at the point for the Phoenix Suns. But according to head coach Monty Williams, we should expect to see defensive specialist Mikal Bridges as well as new starting power forward Cam Johnson both bringing the ball up and initiating offense as well to help take some pressure off CP3.

“Those guys have the ability to facilitate, and I just haven’t given them the chance," Williams said about Bridges and Johnson. 

Williams admits it'll be a learning process for both of them, but he's confident it'll all come together throughout the season, and in turn, Chris Paul will have saved a bit of wear and tear. 

"We’ve talked about being comfortable with uncomfortable change. There’s gonna be times where it doesn’t look great but I think that’s where they’re gonna grow," said Williams.

"Hopefully as the season moves forward when we get to a place where we’re hitting our stride and moving into the playoffs, hopefully those guys are more comfortable because we let them explore and make mistakes and figure some things out. But they both have the capability to expand the offense that way and that part is exciting when you think about those opportunities.”

One thing you can be sure of with Bridges, no matter what his job on the floor is, is that he will be there to answer the bell. 

Bridges has not missed a single game in his entire four-year career, and was one of only five NBAers to play all 82 last season. 

As for Johnson, he was also just named the starting power forward, as the team will be moving on from Jae Crowder (at the veteran's insistence).  

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