Nurkic had two points (1-15 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 10 rebounds, three blocks, two steals, and one assist in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 92-83 loss to the Grizzlies. Nurkic was downright dreadful offensively, but he salvaged what would've been a miserable statistical performance by providing plenty of boards, steals, and blocks. Marc Gasol is among the top defensive big men in the league and one of the few guys physically capable of going toe-to-toe with Nurkic, who has developed into a dynamite pick-and-roll threat with Damian Lillard.
Nurkic collected 15 points (3-9 FG, 9-10 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks across 32 minutes in Tuesday's 111-103 loss to the Rockets. Nurkic continues to be extremely efficient for the Blazers, complementing the team's backcourt players nicely with consistent offensive and defensive production on the interior. His ability to get to the charity stripe only helps his cause, as he is over 75 percent on the year from the line.
Nurkic totaled 22 points (7-10 FG, 8-9 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists, four blocks, and three steals in 29 minutes during Saturday's 113-105 victory over the Timberwolves. Nurkic had his best all-around game of the season Saturday, contributing across the board in the victory. It was Nurkic's highest points total in over two weeks and the seven combined defensive stats were a season-high. With the vast improvement to his free-throw game, Nurkic is rolling along with mid-round value and maintaining that should be no problem.
Nurkic totaled nine points (4-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-4 FT), 14 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block in 23 minutes during Thursday's 108-86 victory over the Suns. This game was basically over after the first 12 minutes which limited the playing time of Nurkic and the rest of the starters. Nurkic still managed to haul down 14 rebounds in the win, continuing his strong play of late. He doesn't have the upside of some of the more high profile centers but delivers consistent production and should cruise along as a mid-round player in all formats.
Nurkic produced 16 points (7-11 FG, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, five assists and two steals across 31 minutes in the Trail Blazers' 131-118 loss to the Spurs on Sunday. Nurkic made good use of his time on the court, and he was notably effective as a facilitator. The 24-year-old's 63.6 percent success rate from the floor was his second highest over his last 13 games, and he's now posted no fewer than 16 points in five of the last six contests. Nurkic is serving as an excellent complement to the efforts of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, as he's currently equaling career bests with 15.2 points and 10.4 rebounds per contest.
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