Nurkic recorded 14 points (7-13 FG), 14 rebounds, four assists and two blocks across 29 minutes in Tuesday's 110-107 win over the Bulls. Nurkic's stock seems to be trending up again, as he's seen his minutes and productivity increase in three successive contests. During his time at the helm for the Nuggets, Michael Malone's frontcourt rotations have been quite volatile, so it's far from guaranteed that Nurkic will continue to regularly receive 25-plus minutes going forward, but fantasy owners should at least have a little more confidence in the center in light of his recent hot play.
Nurkic posted 16 points (8-12 FG, 0-6 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists and one steal across 26 minutes in Sunday's 105-91 win over the Jazz. It's the first double-double for Nurkic since Nov. 5, when it first looked like he was on track for a breakout season. He's slumped in the subsequent two weeks while coach Michael Malone has rejiggered his frontcourt rotation, but Nurkic's last two games have been encouraging. He's seen more than 25 minutes in both tilts while totaling a combined 30 points on 13-of-21 shooting from the floor. Nurkic's playing time may vary somewhat depending on matchups, but he still seems like a generally reliable weekly starting option outside of the shallowest of formats.
Nurkic finished with no points (0-4 FG), six rebounds, four assists and one block across 15 minutes in Wednesday's 120-104 win over the Suns. With zero-point efforts in two of his last four games while not seeing more than 20 minutes in any of those contests, Nurkic's fantasy value is clearly on the downswing. Coach Michael Malone's volatile frontcourt rotations should allow Nurkic to eventually reemerge as the beast he was in the preseason and the first few games of 2016-17, but at the moment, he's not a strong lineup option in deeper leagues and may even be a justifiable drop in shallow formats.
Nurkic posted no points (0-2 FG), two rebounds and one steal across 17 minutes in Saturday's 106-95 loss to the Pistons. Though the matchup with a traditional back-to-basket center in Andre Drummond would seem like a favorable one for Nurkic, who is of a similar mold, coach Michael Malone once again limited the 22-year-old's playing time. Nurkic has seen less than 20 minutes in three of the Nuggets' last four games, sending his fantasy value on the downswing. It's likely that Nurkic will eventually regain the minutes necessary to churn out double-double production like he was earlier in the season, but for now, he's not a strong lineup option in shallower leagues.
Nurkic put up 11 points (5-7 FG, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and one block across 29 minutes in Tuesday's 108-107 loss to the Grizzlies. Nurkic's productivity has waned the past two games, but he at least contributed one of his better shooting outings of the season Tuesday while picking up more extended run while Wilson Chandler (hamstring) and Darrell Arthur (knee) were unavailable. The center did commit six turnovers in the loss, however, and has been far too reckless for someone who rarely handles the ball. Nurkic is averaging 2.4 turnovers per game, which has dampened the impact of his production a bit in nine-category formats.
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