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August 30, 2020 12:28 AM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Double-double in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic finished with 16 points (6-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 boards, 6 assists, 5 steals, and one block in 37 minutes of a 131-122 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday.

Nurkic posted his third double-double of the series, but his effort wasn't enough to offset the dynamic effort of his Lakers' counterparts as he finished -19 in the game. The loss ends Portland's season and Nurkic's fourth year as a Trail Blazer.

August 25, 2020 02:00 PM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Double-doubles in losing effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic finished Monday's Game 4 loss to the Lakers with 20 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 13 rebounds and four assists.

The game was a blowout from the first quarter on, but Nurkic was still able to salvage a productive night in his 27 minutes. It was a bounce-back game for the big man, who'd totaled just 19 points and 15 rebounds over the previous two games combined.

August 22, 2020 02:00 PM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Nears double-double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic notched nine points (4-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt), eight rebounds, two assists and a steal in 29 minutes during Thursday's 111-88 Game 2 loss against the Lakers.

Nurkic's 16-point, 15-rebound performance was one of the main reasons why the Blazers pulled off an upset in Game 1, but he wasn't able to repeat that the second time around. He also saw a streak of three straight double-doubles come to an end, but Nurkic should remain an important cog in the Blazers' offense in Saturday's Game 3, especially if Damian Lillard (finger) is not at full strength.

August 19, 2020 10:28 PM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Records double-double in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic produced 16 points (4-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 7-9 FT), 15 rebounds and three assists across 33 minutes in Tuesday's 100-93 win over the Lakers in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Nurkic did more than hold his own opposite Anthony Davis in the paint, outrebounding him 15 to 11. Tuesday marked Nurkic's fifth double-double in bubble play, and it's hard to envision Portland's fortunes without him back in the lineup. Although the Blazers were able to limp into contention behind Hassan Whiteside, Nurkic is an almost universal size mismatch, and he gives the Trail Blazers an imposing interior presence that they lost when Nurkic broke his leg. Behind his stellar play, Portland has a fighting chance to move on against a Lakers squad that's struggling to find its footing.

August 15, 2020 05:20 PM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Dominant display versus Grizzlies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic delivered 22 points (8-14 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-9 FT), 21 rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks in 41 minutes during Saturday's 126-122 win over the Grizzlies.

Nurkic finished with a career high in made threes while contributing an absolutely incredible stat line. He had made just five three-pointers in his career prior to this one, so the fact that he's apparently adding that to his game makes him that much more valuable for fantasy purposes. Nurkic will look to keep it rolling during Tuesday's matchup versus the Lakers.

August 14, 2020 07:20 PM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Records double-double in thriller
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic totaled 22 points (11-17 FG, 0-1 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and a steal across 32 minutes in Thursday's 134-133 win over the Nets.

Nurkic's potential impact in the bubble was unclear after he missed several months with a broken leg, but he crushed expectations in the bubble. He's averaged 17.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists in Orlando.

August 8, 2020 08:16 PM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Records 13 boards, nine dimes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic posted 10 points (3-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-5 FT), 13 rebounds, nine assists and two steals in 33 minutes during Saturday's 122-117 loss to the Clippers.

Nurkic's passing helped make up for his lack of scoring Saturday. His nine dimes were one short of tying his career high, which was set last season. Even with that being the case, Saturday's effort was Nurkic's worst of the bubble. He came into the game averaging 22.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 3.0 blocks and 1.5 steals.

August 7, 2020 01:32 PM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Goes for 22 points in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic registered 22 points (9-20 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal in 35 minutes during Thursday's win over the Nuggets.

Nurkic was one of Portland's best players in this game, but he will be remembered for putting Bol Bol on a poster with a thunderous dunk in the second quarter. The Bosnian big man has thrived since the restart of the league, scoring at least 18 points in each of his four games while averaging 11.0 boards per contest.

August 5, 2020 05:00 AM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Dominates glass in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic tallied 18 points (6-15 FG, 0-0 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 19 rebounds, three assists, one steal and three blocks in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 110-102 win over Houston.

Nurkic continued his exceptional play since both his and the NBA's return, notching his third-straight game of at least 18 points. His 19 boards on the evening led the game and accounted for just under half of what the entire opposing team totaled. The 25-year-old will need to keep it up as Portland pursues a playoff spot.

August 3, 2020 02:28 PM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Sensational again in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic tallied 30 points (12-20 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT), nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block in Sunday's 128-124 loss to Boston.

Despite missing nearly 18 months with a leg injury, Nurkic has come back firing on all cylinders. While it's unreasonable to expect that the 25-year-old will sustain this kind of scoring output, he ought to continue contributing across the board statistically. His next chance comes Tuesday against Houston.

July 31, 2020 07:44 PM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Outstanding stat line in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic exploded for 18 points (5-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 8-8 FT), nine rebounds, six blocks, five assists and two steals in 33 minutes during Friday's 140-135 overtime win against the Grizzlies.

Nurkic fouled out but otherwise was absolutely sensational in this his first official game since fracturing his leg back in March of 2019. He dominated the paint defensively, made every one of his free-throw attempts, and showcased his elite passing ability (for his position). With each game being extremely important for the Trail Blazers as they chase a playoff spot, Nurkic seems like a very strong option for fantasy purposes.

July 31, 2020 05:36 PM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Starting in restart opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic will start Friday's game against the Grizzlies, Aaron J. Fentress of The Oregonian reports.

The first game of the resumed season will mark Nurkic's first appearance since March 25 of 2019, as he suffered a gruesome leg injury. He's looked good in the scrimmages, and he's taken back his starting spot from Hassan Whiteside. In Nurkic's 72 appearances in 2018-19, he averaged 15.6 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals in 27.4 minutes.

July 30, 2020 12:04 AM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Limited production in third scrimmage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic registered five points (2-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt), five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 16 minutes during Tuesday's 131-120 scrimmage loss to the Thunder.

Nurkic was coming off back-to-back double-digit scoring performances in the first two scrimmages, but he only logged 16 minutes in this game -- perhaps as the Blazers didn't want to take any risks with their star center. Regardless of whether he starts once the regular season resumes, Nurkic will definitively log decent minutes for the Blazers down the stretch.

July 26, 2020 08:44 PM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Scores 17 in scrimmage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic went for 17 points (4-13 FG, 1-5 3PT, 8-10 FT), 13 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in Sunday's scrimmage against the Raptors.

In his second scrimmage, Nurkic saw 27 minutes of action as a part of a starting lineup that also included Hassan Whiteside. Nurkic struggled from the floor, but it was partially due to a rough night from beyond the arc. The Blazers hit just seven of 28 attempts from three as a team.

July 24, 2020 10:20 AM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Productive in first scrimmage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic went for 14 points (6-10 FG, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, a steal and a block in Thursday's scrimmage against the Pacers.

In his first true game action since March of 2019, Nurkic looked like his old self, coming out aggressively and taking 10 shots in just 20 minutes of action. He also led the team in boards. It remains to be seen how the Blazers will split minutes at center, as Hassan Whiteside (Achilles) did not play Thursday.

July 1, 2020 03:44 PM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Cleared to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic (leg) has officially been cleared to participate when the NBA season resumes in Orlando, Sean Highkin of Bleacher Report reports.

As expected, the layoff played to the favor of Nurkic, who missed all of the start to the regular season while recovering from a fractured leg. On a conference call Wednesday, coach Terry Stotts confirmed that both Nurkic and Zach Collins (shoulder) "look great", and he noted that Nurkic likely would have been cleared to return sometime in March or April. On the same call, Blazers guard Damian Lillard went as far as to say that he "absolutely" expects Nurkic and Collins to when play resumes.

June 5, 2020 04:32 PM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Expected to play in Orlando
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic (lower leg) is healthy and expected to play when the 2019-20 season resumes in Orlando, Jason Quick of The Athletic reports.

Nurkic was on the verge of practicing with the G League squad when the season was suspended. Once things pick up in Orlando, Nurkic will presumably take on a significant role with the team, though it's unclear how his minutes will be balanced with Hassan Whiteside's.

March 10, 2020 11:44 AM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: To practice in G League
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic (leg) will practice in the G League this week before his expected return Sunday against Houston, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.

The Blazers don't have their own G League affiliate, so Nurkic will practice with the Santa Cruz Warriors a few times this week in an effort to help him move toward game shape. All indications are that Nurkic will debut on Sunday, but he'll likely face a minutes restriction and could be eased back into action, especially given how well -- all things considered -- Hassan Whiteside has played for the Blazers this season.

March 6, 2020 05:04 PM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Season debut set for March 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic (lower leg) will make his season debut March 15 against the Rockets, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports. "I'm ready to help my team make the playoffs," Nurkic said. "It's time."

Nurkic has been on the shelf for nearly a year following a severe lower leg injury. He returned to practice in late January and has been steadily progressing since then. Last season, Nurkic was a huge part of Portland's success, as he averaged career highs in points (15.6), rebounds (10.4) and field-goal percentage (50.8), not to mention 3.2 dimes, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steal. He'll presumably see limited minutes for his first few games while he gets back into the flow of real game action. Presumably, Nurkic will come off the bench behind Hassan Whiteside, who is having a bounceback 2019-20 campaign.

February 28, 2020 04:12 PM
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Remains sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nurkic (lower leg/calf) is listed as out for Saturday's game against the Hawks.

Nurkic initially looked on track to make his season debut at some point shortly following the All-Star break, when he was cleared for full practices in late January, but his progress has since been stalled after he strained his right calf in one of his workouts. While the injury is to the opposite leg in which he sustained compound fractures last March, the calf issue is significant enough to keep him off the court. With no reports indicating that Nurkic practiced at any point in February, he looks to be multiple weeks away from playing in games. Considering the 26-34 Blazers are three games off the pace for the eighth seed in the Western Conference, there's a real possibility the organization errs on the side of caution and shuts Nurkic down for the season if Portland falls out of the playoff picture.

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