Mikal Bridges, F, Villanova
Adding Mikal Bridges might reveal the Cavs hand because if they draft the Villanova product, they may feel like they’ve got a great chance to keep James.
Bridges would be a great complement to James, because of his defensive versatility and his ability to shoot the ball from 3-point range.
And here’s the thing about Bridges. He’s a junior! That may be rarer to find in the draft these days than a franchise saving superstar.
On the downside, he’s not expected to be the next great superstar, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be a great player who could be lethal in the right role.
Bridges shot 44 percent from 3-poing range in his final season with Villanova, while draining three moneyballs during the Wildcats beatdown of Michigan in the national title game.
James is a small forward, but positions don’t really matter to The King. He’s capable of playing any position on the floor.
As an upperclassmen, it’s reasonable to assume Bridges could step in the lineup and contributed a lot quicker than some green-eared 19-year-old.