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Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets Predictions and Preview for 6/13/2021

Phoenix takes on Denver on 6/13/2021 at 8:00PM.

The Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets face off in an important game for both teams. Phoenix has a record of 51-21 this regular season. Denver is 47-25 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Phoenix Team Defense Preview

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Their defensive efficiency is 111.3, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. Their defensive efforts at keeping offenses from getting to the rim should not go unnoticed. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

Phoenix Team Offense Preview

Getting excited about an offensive efficiency of 117.2 is going a bit overboard with an above-average offense. And nothing more than that. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a team that likes to play grinders. They want to execute in half court and frustrate opponents in their offensive half court situations.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .597 which considered to be above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .564, which considered to be above average. They attempt .392 of their shots from three point range. They fall right around average in the NBA. They made .378 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .834 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are an above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an offensive rebounding rate of 20.8% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

Denver Team Defense Preview

Their defensive efficiency is 112.1, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. Their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim is among the best in the NBA. It is rough to say, but they are making it too easy for opponents to score at the rim.

Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

Denver Team Offense Preview

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Getting excited about an offensive efficiency of 117.1 is going a bit overboard with an above-average offense. And nothing more than that. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a team that likes to play grinders. They want to execute in half court and frustrate opponents in their offensive half court situations.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .588 which considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .557, which considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .383 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .377 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .803 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They rebounded 24.7% of their missed shots. This is an above average offensive rebounding team.

The Phoenix Roster

The Players to Watch for Phoenix

Mikal Bridges 6-6 209 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.The ball is in safe hands with him and there is a general level of comfort in his stewardship. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Devin Booker 6-5 206 SG

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Chris Paul 6-0 175 PG

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He likes to drift out there on offense, he is not very active near the rim. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

One of the best distributors in the NBA, he sets up his teammates like few others. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

The Denver Roster

The Players to Watch for Denver

Nikola Jokić 6-11 284 C

He is an MVP candidate this season and a player you must know.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

One of the best distributors in the NBA, he sets up his teammates like few others. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He makes an effort to get offensive rebounds, but he is not a leader in this metric.

Michael Porter Jr. 6-10 218 SF

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. He is an above average three point shooter who must be respected. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Will Barton 6-6 181 SF

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Phoenix Suns 114 Denver Nuggets 108

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