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Take That For Data: A breakdown of Suns bigs Jusuf Nurkic and Bol Bol

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March 2, 2024
On Episode 3 of Take That For Data (via PHNX Suns Podcast), Gerald and Stephen break down Phoenix Suns centers Jusuf Nurkic and Bol Bol

It’s time for a big-focused Take That For Data pod! On the latest episode, Gerald Bourguet and Stephen Pridgeon-Garner break down a few Phoenix Suns bigs, including Jusuf Nurkic, Bol Bol and Thaddeus Young.

The rarely-used Young is up first, after he’s barely played since the Suns signed him from the buyout market. Is it possible he’s out of the rotation, or will he usage be matchup-dependent?

Bol Bol comes next, and the duo break down what they’ve seen from the young phenom on both ends of the floor as he solidifies himself as part of the Suns’ potential playoff rotation.

Then it’s Jusuf Nurkic’s turn, as the Suns’ secret ingredient to success this season. Nurk’s offensive game deserves a special look, but his ability to be better than expected on the defensive end gets some shine as well.

Finally, Gerald and Stephen give a few quick takeaways from the Suns’ wins over the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets earlier in the week.

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Take That For Data: Royce O’Neale, Thad Young & more

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 1:15 Early impressions of Thaddeus Young being out of the rotation
  • 7:55 Bol Bol playing within himself on offense
  • 14:55 What Bol Bol’s done well defensively
  • 22:00 Thoughts on super-sized lineup with Bol Bol, Kevin Durant and Jusuf Nurkic
  • 33:35 Jusuf Nurkic’s impact on offense
  • 43:30 Jusuf Nurkic being better than expected defensively
  • 51:00 Jusuf Nurkic intangibles as an enforcer
  • 59:00 Takeaways from Lakers and Rockets wins this week

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