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Suns add Mehmet Okur to improve and polish the skills of their young bigs

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Mehmet Okur was one of the more skilled big men during his prime years with the Utah Jazz.

A former champion with the Detroit Pistons and an All-Star as a member of the Jazz back in 2007, the Turkish center played in a more fluid fashion than others of his size.

A such, the Phoenix Suns have opted to tap his services and act a player development coach this season, per team report.

Alex Len, Dragan Bender, and Marquese Chriss are sure to benefit under his tutelage.

The 6-foot-11 Okur was one of the better shooting big men in his prime. In the 2008-2009 season, he shot the ball at a 44% clip from long distance. He averaged 13.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in his 10-year career.

He was a former teammate of Suns coach Earl Watson back in their Utah days.

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