The Brooklyn Nets are "pleasantly surprised" by how Mikal Bridges has elevated his game since joining the team, sources tell Brian Lewis of the New York Post.

Bridges has averaged 25.8 points per game on 17.3 field goal attempts since joining the Nets from the Phoenix Suns. Bridges has scored 45 points in one game and has finished with 30 or more in five others.

“He’s the ultimate competitor,” Jacque Vaughn said. “I love that piece about him. He plays every single night. He’s very unselfish. He gives off his time, of his knowledge in the locker room, during the games. It’s really been a joy to be around him and learn him as an individual.”