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Jusuf Nurkic | Center | #27

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/23/1994
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 275
College: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (16) / CHI
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Jusuf Nurkic suffered a left leg contusion and didn't return to the game on Tuesday, finishing with 13 points, three rebounds, a steal and a block in 15 minutes.
He returned to the bench and was expected to return, but it didn't happen. We'd be surprised if he doesn't start Game 3 on Thursday at New Orleans, and the Blazers fed him early and often tonight. Zach Collins played well in his absence and would be someone to target in DFS if the Nurk Alert can't go on Thursday. Apr 18 - 1:04 AM

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Jusuf Nurkic went to the locker room in the second half with a left leg contusion on Tuesday, but is back on the Portland bench late in the third quarter.

He's expected to return, so we'll let you know how he did after the game, or if he doesn't return to action.
Apr 18 - 12:07 AM

Jusuf Nurkic hit 9-of-15 shots for 20 points, 19 rebounds and a steal in 30 minutes of Monday's 88-82 loss to the Nuggets.

This was basically a must-win game for the Nuggets, while the Blazers were locked into the playoffs either way. Nurkic held his own against Nikola Jokic, who had another monster game for the Nuggets, and the Blazers are pretty healthy as the playoffs approach. The Blazers finish up with the Jazz on Wednesday, which should actually have some playoff implications with the No. 3, 4, 5 and 6 seeds still all bunched up. Hopefully that means that Nurkic, Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum will all be out there going full speed again in the finale.
Apr 9 - 11:39 PM

Jusuf Nurkic ended up with 12 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots in Saturday's 116-105 loss at San Antonio.

Nurkic is working on a season-best streak with 10 or more points in 12 consecutive outings, including three straight double-doubles. He is averaging 13.7 points and 12.0 rebounds over his past three outings, which is great news for the Trail Blazers as they get ready for what they hope is a lengthy postseason run.
Apr 7 - 11:58 PM

Jusuf Nurkic posted a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double in the Blazers loss to the Rockets on Thursday.

Nurk shot 7-of-12 from the floor, but missed all three of his free-throw attempts. He also didn't deliver much else: one assist, one steal and two turnovers across 33 minutes. Nurkic now has 25 double-doubles on the season.
Apr 5 - 11:31 PM

Jusuf Nurkic posted a team-high 21 points with 12 rebounds, four blocked shots, three assists and two steals in 30 minutes Friday against the Clippers.

Nurkic, a.k.a. 'The Beast', posted his 23rd double-double of the season for Rip City. He is working on a streak with two or more blocked shots in four straight outings, and he is averaging 3.3 blocked shots per game over his past seven. He'll look to keep the good times rolling Sunday against the visiting Grizzlies.
Mar 31 - 1:26 AM

Jusuf Nurkic racked up 12 points, eight rebounds, three steals, three blocks and two assists in 28 minutes on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to defeat the Grizzlies.

This was an ugly loss for Portland but they still hold a two-game lead over OKC for the No. 3 seed. Nurkic's fantasy owners certainly aren't complaining, as he's turned on the jets at an ideal moment -- over the past six games he's averaging 16.5 points (64.3% FGs, 52.9% FTs), 10.0 boards, 3.0 blocks, 1.5 steals and 1.2 assists. Even with that lousy FT shooting, he's been an early-round asset in that span.
Mar 28 - 11:16 PM

Jusuf Nurkic was impressive on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans with 21 points (10-of-14 FGs), 10 rebounds, one steal and four blocks in 30 minutes.

Despite dealing with a back issue, Nurkic has actually seen his minutes increase lately. He's now played 27+ minutes in five straight games, averaging 17.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.0 blocks in that span. He's peaking at the perfect time for fantasy owners and will have more shots coming his way on Wednesday vs. Memphis with Damian Lillard (paternity) out.
Mar 27 - 11:15 PM

Jusuf Nurkic (back) ended up with 17 points across 30 minutes in Sunday's start at Oklahoma City.

Nurkic was originally listed as probable due to a sore lower back, but he toughed it out and posted a double-double by adding 12 rebounds. He also chipped in with two blocked shots, two steals and an assist while hitting 8-of-13 from the floor, so it appears he will just fine heading into the four-game work week. However, the team does face a back-to-back situation Tuesday in New Orleans and Wednesday in Memphis, so there could be concern there about his availability if he has any flare ups.
Mar 25 - 9:57 PM

Jusuf Nurkic (low back soreness) is available to play vs. the Thunder on Sunday.

Ed Davis (foot), Evan Turner (back) and Shabazz Napier (toe) are also available as Portland looks to solidify their grip on the No. 3 seed. Fantasy owners can safely deploy all of these guys as usual.
Mar 25 - 5:33 PM

Jusuf Nurkić (low back soreness) is probable for Sunday against the Thunder.

He did play on Friday and didn't fare well with 11 points in 27 minutes. Nurkic should be good to go against a tough matchup against Steven Adams.
Mar 24 - 4:44 PM

Jusuf Nurkic (back) was able to start Friday's game against the Celtics, finishing with 11 points over 27 minutes.

Nurkic hit 5-of-9 from the field while adding seven rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot. He is averaging 16.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocked shots and 1.0 steals per game across the past three, all marks better than his seasonal averages. He'll look to keep it going Sunday in Oklahoma City. He managed nine points with seven rebounds in the most recent meeting with the Thunder on March 3.
Mar 24 - 1:52 AM

Jusuf Nurkic (back) is available to play on Friday vs. Boston according to coach Terry Stotts.

There's no word of any restrictions, and Nurk Alert seemed fine on Tuesday when he notched 21 points with 11 rebounds. Deploy him like you normally would and check back for a post-game update.
Mar 23 - 8:19 PM

Jusuf Nurkic (low back soreness) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

You wouldn't know Nurkic was hurt on Tuesday with his monster 21-point, 11-board game vs. Clint Capela. If he can't go, Ed Davis gets a little bump while there could be more Zach Collins and Meyers Leonard. It's possible Leonard starts, but Davis is the guy you would want to use in fantasy.
Mar 22 - 3:40 PM

Jusuf Nurkic hit 9-of-10 shots for 21 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and four blocks in 27 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Rockets.

Nurkic was awesome tonight and was able to stay on the floor despite being in foul trouble for most of the game. Clint Capela disappeared for the Rockets tonight and Nurk's domination was part of the reason why that happened. Nurkic has had his ups and downs this season, but has been a beast in March. He's a big reason why they won 13 straight games before losing tonight.
Mar 21 - 1:21 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
3Wade Baldwin
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Pat Connaughton
3C.J. Wilcox
4Brandon Rush
SF1Evan Turner
2Moe Harkless
3Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Caleb Swanigan
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Ed Davis
3Zach Collins
4Meyers Leonard
5Georgios Papagiannis