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Top Jusuf Nurkic News
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Active Thursday
Nurkic (thigh) will be active for the Trail Blazers' contest against the Nets on Thursday, Danny Marang of 1080 The Fan Portland reports.
Nurkic was listed as questionable for the Trail Blazers' matchup Tuesday but he ultimately ended up playing and logging 15 minutes. The big man will once again be available but could continue to see limited minutes. Expect Drew Eubanks to see extended minutes if Nurkic faces any setbacks.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Questionable Thursday
Nurkic (thigh) is questionable for Thursday's game against Brooklyn.
Nurkic was also tabbed questionable for Tuesday's game against the Spurs, but the center was able to return from a three-game absence and posted nine points and five rebounds in 15 minutes. His status will still be worth monitoring to ensure he's avoided a setback with the thigh issue that previously cost him three games.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Modest production in return
Nurkic supplied nine points (4-9 FG, 1-2 FT), five rebounds and one assist in 15 minutes during Tuesday's 117-110 victory over the Spurs.
Nurkic returned to action Tuesday following a three-game absence due to a thigh injury, but despite drawing the start, the big man played a season-low 15 minutes. He was aggressive during his limited action and should get back to his usual 25-30 minutes per game during Thursday's matchup against Brooklyn.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Starting Tuesday
Nurkic (thigh) is in the starting five for Tuesday's game against the Spurs.
Nurkic missed the Trail Blazers' last three games due to a thigh injury. His return to the lineup will result in Drew Eubanks moving back to the bench. It's unclear if Nurkic will have a cap on his minutes while he plays for the first time since Nov. 7.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Active Tuesday
Nurkic (thigh) is active for Tuesday's game against the Spurs, Danny Marang of 1080 The Fan Portland reports.
Nurkic will return to the lineup after missing the past three games with a thigh injury. The center will presumably resume his normal starting role, thus pushing Drew Eubanks back to the bench.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Questionable Tuesday
Nurkic (thigh) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Spurs, Sean Highkin of RoseGardenReport.com reports.
Nurkic has been tabbed questionable for each of the past three games and was later ruled out for every one of them. Thus, it's still unclear if the center will be able to play or will remain out for a fourth straight matchup.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Not playing Saturday
Nurkic (thigh) is out for Saturday's game against the Mavericks, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Nurkic was originally a game-time decision for this contest, but he'll miss a third straight game. Drew Eubanks should remain in the lineup as his replacement, and Nurkic's next chance to feature will come Tuesday at home against the Spurs.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Questionable Saturday
Nurkic (thigh) is questionable for Saturday's game at Dallas.
Nurkic has missed the past two games. Drew Eubanks has started in Nurkic's stead and could do so again Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Out Thursday
Nurkic (thigh) will miss Thursday's meeting with the Pelicans.
Thursday will mark Nurkic's second straight absence due to right adductor soreness, which will allow for Drew Eubanks to enter the starting lineup again. Eubanks recorded 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocks across 22 minutes in his start Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Questionable at New Orleans
Nurkic (thigh) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Pelicans.
Nurkic sat out Wednesday's game against the Hornets. Drew Eubanks started in his absence and would presumably do so again if Nurkic is out on the second half of the back-to-back set. Damian Lillard (calf) has already been ruled out, while Jerami Grant (ankle) is questionable.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Out Wednesday
Nurkic (thigh) is out for Wednesday's game against the Hornets, Aaron J. Fentress of The Oregonian reports.
With Nurkic, Jerami Grant (ankle) and Keon Johnson (hip) out, Justise Winslow and Drew Eubanks will start Wednesday. In 31 starts last year, Eubanks averaged 12.9 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 27.5 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Downgraded to questionable
Nurkic (thigh) has been downgraded to questionable for Wednesday's matchup against Charlotte.
Nurkic was initially listed as probable due to right adductor soreness, but he's been downgraded to questionable, putting his status for Wednesday's contest in serious doubt. If the big man is sidelined, Drew Eubanks, Trendon Watford and Greg Brown would all be candidates for increased roles.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Deemed probable Wednesday
Nurkic is considered probable for Wednesday's game against Charlotte because of right adductor soreness.
Nurkic's designation doesn't seem to be much to worry about, considering four of the five starters hold probable designations for the upcoming contest. Barring a downgrade in his status, expect Nurkic to maintain his starting spot Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Posts double-double in loss
Nurkic finished with 23 points (8-14 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 13 rebounds, four assists and one steal over 35 minutes during Wednesday's 111-106 loss to the Grizzlies.
Nurkic was dominant in the first half, posting 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting while corralling six rebounds. He slowed down a bit as a scorer after halftime but finished with his second straight double-double. Nurkic's scoring has been inconsistent this season, but his rebounding hasn't -- he's pulled down at least seven boards in each of Portland's first seven contests and is tied for third in the league with 12.3 rebounds per game.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Prolific production in win
Nurkic notched 27 points (12-17 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 15 rebounds, one assist, three blocks and one steal across 32 minutes during Friday's 125-111 win over Houston.
Nurkic put together his best game of the season up against an inexperienced Rockets frontcourt. After a couple of sub-par performances, managers have to be thrilled with the numbers he put up in this one, reminding everyone just what he can do on a basketball court. Unfortunately, the Trail Blazers don't play again until Wednesday, meaning he will have to maintain his momentum away from the court.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Productive despite poor shooting
Nurkic recorded 13 points (4-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-7 FT), 12 rebounds, six assists and one block across 35 minutes during Monday's 135-110 victory over the Nuggets.
Nurkic was more aggressive than usual on offense, putting up a season-high 12 shots. He got only four of those to fall but made up for the poor shooting with a dogged effort on the defensive end, helping to hold reigning MVP Nikola Jokic to just nine points. The big man also dished a season-high six assists and grabbed 12 boards to finish with this third straight double-double. Nurkic's fantasy value is limited by modest scoring and below-average shot-blocking for his position, but he's been a major asset on the boards this season, ranking fifth in the league with 12.3 rebounds per contest.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-11, 290 lbs|
|Birthplace: Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina|