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23 Jusuf Nurkic C

Portland Trail Blazers

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Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Impressive in team debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic finished with 13 points (5-5 FG, 3-4 FT) with seven rebounds, three steals, an assist and a steal over 21 minutes in Wednesday's 111-88 loss against the Jazz.

Nurkic made quite the splash in his team debut. He should eat into the minutes of Ed Davis and Meyers Leonard as he gets acclimated in Rip City, especially if he is efficient from the field like he was in Wednesday's impressive debut.

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Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Will play Wednesday vs. Jazz
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Coach Terry Stotts said Nurkic will be available for Wednesday's tilt with the Jazz, Jay Allen of Rip City Radio 620 AM reports.

The Trail Blazers opted to hold out Nurkic, who was acquired from the Nuggets on Sunday, from Monday's overtime loss to the Hawks, but after getting an opportunity to practice Tuesday, he'll be able to make his team debut in Portland's final game before the All-Star break. The Trail Blazers deployed Meyers Leonard as their starting center and Ed Davis as his backup Monday, but look for Nurkic to cut into the minutes of both players Wednesday, even if only in a light capacity. Stotts indicated that Nurkic would come off the bench initially, but because neither Leonard nor Davis represent long-term solutions at center and have both generally disappointed in 2016-17, it's not hard to envision Nurkic eventually capturing the starting role. Nurkic makes for a high-upside speculative target in deeper leagues in the event he takes the starting job and ends up running with it.

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Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Unavailable for Monday vs. Hawks
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Nurkic has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Hawks.

The trade that sent Nurkic from Denver to Portland was finalized earlier Monday, but it wasn't enough time for Nurkic to remain active and available to play. That said, there's a good chance Nurkic is able to make his Trail Blazer debut on Wednesday against the Jazz, but look for confirmation on that later this week. With Nurkic not available, the Trail Blazers will likely go with some sort of combination of Ed Davis and Meyers Leonard at center, although the team has yet to provide an official word on who will start. Also, according to Jason Quick of Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Nurkic will come off the bench in the early goings of his stint with the Trail Blazers and will have to earn his role as a potential starting center.

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Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Unlikely to play Monday vs. Hawks
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Nurkic isn't expected to play Monday against the Hawks, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports.

The trade that sent Nurkic to the Trail Blazers became official Monday morning, but the expectation is that the center won't be immediately available as he adjusts to his new surroundings. Assuming that's the case, Nurkic will likely practice Tuesday and make his debut Wednesday against the Jazz before the Trail Blazers head into the All-Star break. Neither Ed Davis nor Meyers Leonard figure to get long leashes as the Trail Blazers look to replace Mason Plumlee in the starting lineup, so there's a good chance that Nurkic could join the top unit once he gets acclimated to his new team.

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Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Traded to Portland on Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Nurkic was dealt along with a 2017 first-round draft pick to the Trail Blazers on Sunday in exchange for Mason Plumlee, a 2018 second-round draft pick and cash considerations, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

After the Nuggets' experiment earlier in season to use Nurkic alongside Nikola Jokic as part of a supersized starting lineup failed miserably, Nurkic had settled into a more limited role off the bench as a backup to Jokic, who has emerged as the team's top player and one of the best young centers in the league. With Nurkic holding no future in the Nuggets' plans, the team made it known that the big man was available, and found a willing suitor in Portland. Though he's only averaging 8.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 17.9 minutes per game over his 45 appearances with the Nuggets this season, Nurkic should be in store for a much more substantial role with the Trail Blazers and warrants a look in most mid-sized or deeper leagues where available. It's unclear if he'll start at center right away for the Trail Blazers, but with the team parting ways with Plumlee, who would have been due for an extension this offseason, Portland has a long-term vacancy at the position. It will be up to Nurkic to prove over the Trail Blazers' final 28 games that he can be a permanent solution in the frontcourt.

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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2014-15Denver62110317138344.6020.08413263.64266.9
2015-16Denver3254710124241.7030.0619961.62638.2
2016-17DEN-POR4682915630351.5000.05911750.43718.1
TOTAL140247942892846.1050.020434858.610607.6
More Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2014-15Denver6211033826.2500.8520.8681.186
2015-16Denver325471755.5401.2240.8441.455
2016-17DEN-POR468292675.8601.3280.6360.885
TOTAL14024798245.91501.11040.71481.1226
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Height/Weight:
7-0/280
Birthdate:
8/23/1994
Age:
22
Hometown:
Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Team:
Portland Trail Blazers
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NBA Experience:
0