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Mikal Bridges stayed away from basketball activity for two and a half months and now is craving to get back on the court and play again.

The Phoenix Suns sophomore ‘wing” talked on the possibility to resume season and expressed his opinion on Damian Lillard claiming he is not getting back if there isn’t a chance for the postseason.

“I understand what he’s saying but it’s just a little bit different for us,” Bridges said on a video conference call Thursday, per Arizona Sports. “Being a younger team, new coach, new staff – being together just helps. Even if we didn’t play.”

The players started working out individually, after several states loosened up the stay-at-home restrictions. For Bridges, the two and a half months hiatus from basketball activity was the longest amount of time he’s spent not around the sport.

“Never really for a month, that’s just so long,” Bridges noted. “In the beginning, it was tough because, ‘How am I going to work out? Am I working out just to kind of still be in shape a little bit or I’m seriously working out because the season is coming back?’” he continued. “It was just really tough.”

The Phoenix Suns could be in the playoff mix depending on the format the NBA will choose in order to resume play, but for Bridges, the only thing that matters is getting back on the court.

“At this point, I don’t really care what it is, as long as we can play again.”