Jusuf Nurkic

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

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    Nuggets' Jusuf Nurkic: Still trying to get back in game shape

    Coach Mike Malone said that Nurkic still needs to work his way back into game shape before receiving more court time, Christopher Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Nurkic played just seven minutes in Monday's loss to the Hawks and has played 10 minutes total in his four games since returning from knee and ankle injury. The center has appeared in just eight games all season after he underwent left knee surgery during the offseason, and it appears the recent setback hasn't allowed him to fully gets his legs back just yet. It hasn't helped matters that rookie Nikola Jokic has been a pleasant surprise when called upon to play center, so it doesn't appear that there's any real incentive for the Nuggets to push Nurkic back into the mix.

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    Nuggets' Jusuf Nurkic: Records three fouls in three minutes

    Nurkic returned to the court in Thursday's 102-101 loss to the Grizzlies, but played only three minutes and picked up three fouls and a turnover. Nurkic was cleared to return from ankle and knee injuries in Tuesday's loss to the Thunder, but coach Mike Malone elected to keep him on the bench that night. The center likely entered Thursday's contest in line to see heavier minutes, but after he racked up three quick fouls, Malone decided that he'd seen enough. Nurkic should eventually displace Joffrey Lauvergne for the top backup spot at center behind starter Nikola Jokic, but it may take him a couple more games to get comfortable again after missing time with the injuries.

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    Nuggets' Jusuf Nurkic: Dresses, but doesn't play Tuesday

    Nurkic (ankle, knee) was available to play in Tuesday's 110-104 loss to the Thunder, but didn't end up seeing the floor in the contest. Nurkic had missed the previous two games while dealing with a sprained left ankle and left knee soreness, but he received clearance to play Tuesday. Coach Michael Malone ultimately opted not to call Nurkic's number, but that was likely borne out of a desire to give the center some more rest. He'll likely return to the rotation Thursday against the Grizzlies and should assume most of the 20 minutes that went to Joffrey Lauvergne on Tuesday.

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    Nuggets' Jusuf Nurkic: Will play Tuesday

    Nurkic (knee) will be available Tuesday's game against the Thunder, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Nurkic missed two straight games after spraining his left ankle and reaggravating stiffness in his surgically-repaired left knee almost a week ago. He has been cleared to play, but will see his minutes monitored closely on Tuesday night. With his minutes restricted, look for Darrell Arthur and Nikola Jokic to see an increase in action until Nurkic returns to full strength.

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    Nuggets' Jusuf Nurkic: Out again Sunday

    Nurkic (ankle, knee) won't be available for Sunday's game against the Pacers, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports. During Wednesday's win over the Warriors, Nurkic sprained his left ankle and experienced some stiffness in his surgically-repaired left knee, which will conspire to keep him out of a second consecutive contest. The Nuggets haven't outlined a timetable for the center's return, so it sounds like he could remain monitored on a day-by-day basis until his pain subsides. Darrell Arthur and Nikola Jokic are in line to see upticks in playing time while Nurkic is sidelined.

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    Nuggets' Jusuf Nurkic: Ruled out Friday

    Nurkic (ankle) has been ruled out of Friday's game against the Heat, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Nurkic is dealing with a sprained ankle, which he suffered during Wednesday's outing versus the Warriors. After missing practice on Thursday, he was evaluated Friday morning and has officially been ruled out of Friday's tilt with the Heat. A concrete timetable has yet to be established for a return, so consider Nurkic day-to-day moving forward. His next opportunity to play will be Sunday against the Pacers.

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    Nuggets' Jusuf Nurkic: Questionable for Friday

    Nurkic (ankle) did not practice Thursday, but remains questionable to play in Friday's game against the Heat, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Nurkic suffered the sprained ankle during Wednesday's outing versus the Warriors. After the game, Nurkic shrugged it off and said it was nothing too severe and he wasn't all that concerned about it. Despite the confidence, he still ended up sitting out of practice on Thursday, which doesn't bode well for his chances of playing Friday. He'll remain questionable at this point in time, but we should see his status updated at some point following Friday morning's shootaround.

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    Nuggets' Jusuf Nurkic: Doesn't seem concerned about ankle injury

    Nurkic didn't seem concerned about the sprained ankle he suffered in Wednesday's win over the Warriors, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. "I twist my ankle and will have an MRI [Thursday]. But I think it's nothing special. Just normal." Nurkic's dismissive comments about the injury would lead us to believe that he suffered a Grade 1 ankle sprain, which would likely result in a multi-day absence rather than a multi-week one. Still, it's best for fantasy owners who are counting on the second-year center to await the results of the MRI on Thursday before rushing to make any roster decisions based on Nurkic's injury. Nurkic has been limited to just six appearances this season after recently returning from offseason knee surgery, so the Nuggets could be motivated to proceed a little more cautiously with the big man than they normally would.

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    Nuggets' Jusuf Nurkic: Suffers Sprained Ankle

    Nurkic suffered a sprained ankle in Wednesday's win over Golden State, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reported Wednesday night. Nurkic will be evaluated further Thursday, as he is expected to undergo an MRI. Nurkic's recovery time will depend on the grade of the sprain, as a Grade 1 sprain could see him back within a week, but a Grade 2 sprain or worse could sideline him for much longer. We'll keep an eye on his test results.

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    Nuggets' Jusuf Nurkic: Posts double-double off bench in victory Wednesday

    Nurkic scored 15 points (6-14 FG, 3-6 FT) with 10 rebounds, five blocks, and two assists over 22 minutes in a 78-74 victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday. Nurkic, who had been held to a 15-minute restriction in each of his games back from a knee injury, made excellent use of his increased court time Wednesday. Matching a previous career-high in blocks, Nurkic appears primed to re-claim his role as the team's starting center, resulting in decreased minutes for Nikola Jokic and Joffrey Lauvergne.

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