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Jusuf Nurkic | Center | #27

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/23/1994
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 279
College: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (16) / CHI
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Jusuf Nurkic scored 16 points with 10 rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 27 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.
Consistent Nurk Alerts? He now has a double-double in three straight games for the longest such streak of his career. Nurkic also has scored in double digits for five straight, which is also a career best. He still can't hit his free throws, but he boasts fantastic averages over his last five: 15.2 points, 11.0 boards, 2.6 assists, 2.2 blocks and 1.6 steals. Coach Terry Stotts has turned him into a beast and it helps to play with such a great backcourt. Mar 24 - 12:58 AM

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Jusuf Nurkic hit 5-of-9 shots on his way to 11 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.

Nurkic wasn't incredible tonight, but we doubt anyone is actually complaining about this game. He's been a blast to own for weeks now and should be ready to finish up strong. That makes back-to-back double-doubles for Nurkic and his two-point game a week ago is now a distant memory, as he's averaging 15 points, 11 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.8 blocks on 46 percent shooting over his last five.
Mar 22 - 12:41 AM

Jusuf Nurkic had another great game on Sunday with 21 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in 29 minutes, making 9-of-15 field goals and 3-of-8 free throws.

Owners can live with the poor FT shooting, and tonight's line was even more impressive because it came against Hassan Whiteside. The two got heated early, but Nurkic had the last laugh. If you were lucky enough to have him when he was dealt to Portland, you know the drill -- lock him into your lineups and enjoy the show.
Mar 19 - 9:43 PM

Jusuf Nurkic filled it up against the Hawks on Saturday, scoring 12 points with nine rebounds, six assists, five blocks and two steals in 32 minutes.

That's his sixth game of his career with at least five blocks and three of those have come in his 13 games with the Blazers. Besides the eye-popping stats, Nurkic's screening and passing has been huge and it's a big reason why the Blazers guards aren't missing Mason Plumlee whatsoever. Expect several Nurk Alerts the rest of the season as he continues to flirt with early-round value.
Mar 18 - 9:31 PM

Jusuf Nurkic bounced back vs. the Spurs on Wednesday, scoring 16 points with nine rebounds, three assists, four steals and one block in 35 minutes.

Nurk started ice cold from the field but he came through when it mattered most tonight. It wasn't an ideal line, with five turnovers and poor shooting (7-of-18 FGs, 2-of-5 FTs), but owners will happily take it after Tuesday's hollow two-point performance.
Mar 16 - 12:46 AM

Jusuf Nurkic hit just 1-of-8 shots for two points, eight rebounds, four turnovers and nothing else in Tuesday's 100-77 loss to the Pelicans.

While Nurkic has basically been a beast ever since landing in Portland, he has struggled in two of his last three games. Those two bad games featured 3-of-16 shooting totals, along with nine points and 15 rebounds. But he also had a double-double in between the two bad games and it was less than a week ago that he went off for 28 points, 20 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and six blocks. He'll break out of his funk soon.
Mar 14 - 10:38 PM

Jusuf Nurkic had another strong game on Sunday with 12 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and three blocks, making 6-of-9 shots without any FT attempts in 30 minutes.

The Suns started Marquese Chriss as a makeshift center and Nurk had his way in the paint tonight, throwing down a few thunderous dunks while roaming the paint unchecked. He's been everything the Blazers could have hoped for when they traded for him, and his fantasy owners have to be delighted.
Mar 12 - 11:53 PM

Jusuf Nurkic scored seven points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 28 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

While this wasn't a great game after his awesome 28-point, 20-board gem on Thursday, Portland still hasn't found the vaccine for Nurk Fever. A lot of the credit has to go to Marcin Gortat here and he continues to shut down younger bigs. Nurkic is still playing very well and is doing the little things he wasn't doing in Denver, so there's no way this game affects him negatively going forward. Nurk looks like a stud the rest of the way and a staple for the Blazers in the next couple years.
Mar 12 - 1:57 AM

Jusuf Nurkic got hot early and enjoyed an overtime period on his way to the best game of his career and one of the best stat lines of the season, finishing with 28 points, 20 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and six blocks on 9-of-18 shooting in 38 minutes of Thursday's overtime win against the Sixers. He also hit 10-of-13 free throws, some of them of the clutch variety.

The Blazers have now won four straight games and Nurkic has a lot to do with it. Those were career highs in points, rebounds, assists and blocks, and the Blazers are looking like trade-deadline geniuses about now. Even without the overtime period, Nurkic was on his way to a career night, but he was able to add a few extra points, boards and a block to his already monstrous line. He also made the defensive play of the night late in OT by deflecting an inbounds pass off of Richaun Holmes to help seal the win. Beast. We were high on him coming into the season, he then fizzled in Denver, and is now blowing it up in Portland. And something tells us this won't be the last Nurk Alert of the season, as the sky's the limit.
Mar 10 - 12:58 AM

Blazers coach Terry Stotts said Jusuf Nurkic is making an impact on both sides of the court.

"There’s no question he’s had an impact," Stotts said of Nurk Alert. "I don’t want to undersell that. But I do think everybody is playing well off of him. But I think he has infused some energy and a different look. His style of play is obviously different than [Mason Plumlee]. The way he’s been able to integrate with our team on both ends of the court has made a huge difference." Since arriving in Portland, Nurkic is averaging 14.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.6 steals on 54.9 percent shooting. He's been a top-50 player in standard leagues in that span and his owners can look forward to the fact that the Blazers have five games in the next seven days.
Source: Oregon Live
Mar 9 - 11:21 AM

Jusuf Nurkic hit 5-of-12 shots and 7-of-8 free throws for 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists and a steal in 25 minutes in Tuesday's tough 126-121 win over the Thunder.

Nurkic has been living a dream in Portland and was able to help seal the win with some clutch shots and free throws down the stretch. He was in foul trouble early and it hung over his head throughout the entire game, but in true 'Alert' fashion, Nurk was able to post another solid line for his new team.
Mar 7 - 10:41 PM

Jusuf Nurkic kept his foot on the gas with 17 points (6-of-11 FGs, 5-of-8 FTs), six rebounds, five assists and one steal in 30 minutes vs. the Nets on Saturday

He has really looked great as a playmaker and has led the NBA in screen assists since the All-Star break coming into tonight's game. He averaged 14.0 points on 58.3 percent shooting in his previous five games with 8.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.8 blocks, and his owners can now look forward to a five-game week.
Mar 5 - 1:13 AM

Jusuf Nurkic has made a terrific first impression on his new teammates in Portland.

Coaches and players alike are singing Nurk's praises, especially after his monster performance (18 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and five blocks) on Thursday night. "A guy that can get the ball on the block, he can pass from the block and he can really score on the block," said Damian Lillard. According to coach Terry Stotts, "I think it’s pretty obvious, [Nurkic] has a good basketball sense, a feel for the game." Nurk's stock is rising rapidly and he should be flying off the waiver wire in all leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 3 - 10:49 AM

Jusuf Nurkic dominated during a win over the Thunder on Thursday, scoring 18 points with 12 rebounds, six assists, two steals and five blocks in 38 minutes.

The mother of all Nurk Alerts. Nurkic is the first Blazer with 15-plus points, 10-plus rebounds, five-plus assists and five-plus blocks in a game since Cliff Robinson. In his last five games, he averaged 14.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.8 blocks. Nurk has been a fantastic screener and also has made some Jokic-like passes. His playing time is soaring and he has to be owned everywhere.
Mar 3 - 2:00 AM

Jusuf Nurkic played 35 minutes and hit 7-of-12 shots for 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and a block in Tuesday's OT loss to the Pistons.

Nurkic was solid again and is playing well for his new team, despite having some teeth knocked out in his last game. He wasn't great on Sunday against the Raptors, but is now averaging 13 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 blocks in 28 minutes over his last four games for his new team. He's locked and loaded as the starting center in Portland and should be owned again in all leagues after floundering in Denver before being traded.
Feb 28 - 11:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Allen Crabbe
3Pat Connaughton
4Tim Quarterman
SF1Moe Harkless
2Evan Turner
3Jake Layman
PF1Noah Vonleh
2Al-Farouq Aminu
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Meyers Leonard
3Ed Davis
4Festus Ezeli