Jusuf Nurkic

#23 C / Denver Nuggets / EXP: 1YRS Height: 7-0 Weight: 280 lb Age: 21 College: No College

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    INJURY ALERT: Out | Knee | Out until at least early December
    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Nuggets' Jusuf Nurkic: Gets in some one-on-one work

      Nurkic (knee) participated in some one-on-one activity Monday. Nurkic practiced some post moves and was dunking the basketball with relative ease, but it's hardly an indication that his knee is fully healthy yet. The Nuggets still haven't issued a timetable for Nurkic's return, and it's probably safe at this point to rule him out for the rest of November. Still, for those in leagues with deep benches or reserve spots, Nurkic may be someone to pick up if he's lingering out there on the waiver wire, even though his return date remains foggy.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Nuggets' Jusuf Nurkic: Not close to returning

      Coach Mike Malone said Sunday that Nurkic (knee) remains "a ways away" from a return, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. The Nuggets were previously optimistic that Nurkic would be able to play at some point in November, but based on Malone's words, it seems like the team has pumped the brakes on the big man's recovery. Given the indefinite return timetable, it's difficult to justify rostering Nurkic in non-keeper formats. The Nuggets will continue to use Joffrey Lauvergne as their center until Nurkic draws closer to full health.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Nuggets' Jusuf Nurkic: Could return in November

      Nurkic (knee) could return sometime in Novemeber according to Nuggets coach Michael Malone, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Nurkic, who underwent surgery in May to repair a torn patella tendon in his left knee, will likely have a prominent role for the Nuggets as the team's starting center upon his return once healthy. In the meantime, Joffrey Lauvergne is in line to begin the regular season in Nurkic's potential starting spot.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Nuggets' Jusuf Nurkic: Team option picked up

      Nurkic (knee) had his team option picked up for the 2016-17 season by the Nuggets on Sunday, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Nurkic is now locked up through the 2016-17 season. He played in 62 games last season, averaging 6.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.1 blocks, and 0.8 assists in 18 minutes per game. Nurkic started 27 games last season and looks to be the starting center heading into the season. He is currently rehabbing a torn left patella, which he underwent surgery for in July. He has yet to play in the preseason and could miss up to a month of regular season play.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic: 'I feel really good'

      Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic said Monday that he'll likely require another month or two to return to full strength, Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post reports. "I feel really good. When I'm healthy, 100 percent I"ll be back," Nurkic said. "So, one more month or two, we'll see." The Nuggets expected Nurkic to be limited throughout training camp, and it appears he could miss up to a month of regular season time. A more definitive timetable should emerge over the next two or three weeks, but for now consider Nurkic week to week and questionable to play at any point in the preseason. The Nuggets also have J.J. Hickson and Nikola Jokic on the roster, and coach Mike Malone revealed Monday that Kenneth Faried could also see time at center this season.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic to be limited during training camp

      Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic (knee) will not be ready to work at full speed when training camp opens Tuesday, The Denver Post reports. "We're going to take our time with him," Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly said. Nurkic is coming off of surgery in May to repair a partially torn patella tendon in his left knee. Originally given a timetable of three to four months, Nurkic was thought to be ahead of schedule, but it appears the team is exercising caution as camp nears. Per Connelly, Nurkic has been engaged in on-court work, though in a limited capacity. When asked if Nurkic would be ready for the start of the regular season, Connelly declined to provide a definitive answer. "He'll be out there when he's ready," Connelly said.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic (knee) remains without a timetable to return

      As Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic rehabs from a torn left patella tendon in his knee, he said he's not putting a time limit on his return, reports The Denver Post. "I'm going to be patient," he said. "Everything is going good. [Trainers and doctors] tell me that everything is good. I feel so good, but I must be patient day-by-day." Nurkic underwent the surgery in May and was expected to need four months to recover. Nurkic said he's not concerned about not being ready when training camp opens. "It's not important for now," Nurkic said. "Let's think about the next 15 years, not one month before, or one less. I just make sure my career is not [hurt] again with this so I just want to make sure I'm fine. It's not a big deal. I just want to make sure that when I'm back, I'm 100 percent here."

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Nuggets' Jusuf Nurkic undergoes successful knee surgery

      Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic underwent successful surgery to repair a torn left patellar tendon on Wednesday, the team announced. Nurkic averaged 6.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocks this season. It was reported earlier Wednesday that he would need three-to-four months to recover.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Nuggets C Jusuf Nurkic to undergo knee surgery

      Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic will have knee surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles, keeping him off the court for the next 3-to-4 months, according to reporter Igor Marinovic. Nurkic had ankle troubles last season, but a knee injury was not reported by the team. The rookie averaged 6.9 points, 6.2 boards and 1.1 blocks in 17.8 minutes per game last season.

    • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

      Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic says ankle improving, now 70 percent

      Despite playing in the Nuggets' last three games, center Jusuf Nurkic says his ankle is 70 percent and expects to be close to full strength by next week, according to the Denver Post.Nurkic had missed eight straight games dating back to Feb. 27 with the ankle sprain before returning March 13.Nurkic has averaged 4.0 points and 3.75 rebounds since his return.

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