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#27
Jusuf Nurkic
PPG RPG APG
10.2 7.2 1.9
Team: PortlandHeight: 7-0 Born: 8/23/1994
Position: CWeight: 279 Birthplace: Tuzla, Bosnia
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 16th pick by Bulls (2014)


Latest News
Apr. 23 12:54 PM PT1:54 PM MT2:54 PM CT3:54 PM ET19:54 GMT3:54 12:54 PM MST2:54 PM EST23:54 UAE21:5415:54 ET2:54 PM CTNaN:� - Nurkic's return to the lineup lasted one game as he was ruled out for Game 4 on Monday as the Blazers were swept by the Warriors.
Analysis: Nurkic started in Game 3 after missing the final seven games of the regular season and the first two of the series because of a nondisplaced fracture in his right leg. He scored two points, pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out four assists in his 16:40 on the floor. Blazers coach Terry Stotts told reporters on Sunday that Nurkic was tender after the game but did not do further damage.
Mar. 31 9:20 PM PT10:20 PM MT11:20 PM CT12:20 AM ET4:20 GMT12:20 9:20 PM MST11:20 PM EST8:20 UAE06:200:20 ET11:20 PM CTNaN:� - Jusuf Nurkic scored 19 points Thursday on 7-of-16 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Houston Rockets 117-107. Nurkic grabbed 11 rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +12 in his 31:33 on the floor. He added three blocks and one steal.
Analysis: Nurkic is averaging 17.6 points and 12.1 rebounds over his last seven games.
Mar. 31 5:12 PM PT6:12 PM MT7:12 PM CT8:12 PM ET0:12 GMT8:12 5:12 PM MST7:12 PM EST4:12 UAE (+1)02:1220:12 ET7:12 PM CTNaN:� - Nurkic will start for the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 3 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.
Analysis: Nurkic missed the final seven games of the regular season and the first two playoff games at Golden State because of a nondisplaced fracture in his right leg.
Mar. 29 9:02 PM PT10:02 PM MT11:02 PM CT12:02 AM ET4:02 GMT12:02 9:02 PM MST11:02 PM EST8:02 UAE06:020:02 ET11:02 PM CTNaN:� - Nurkic scored 33 points Tuesday, going 12 of 15 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Denver Nuggets 122-113. Nurkic pulled down 16 rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 32:39 on the floor. He added three blocks.
Analysis: Nurkic reached a career-high scoring total, and he's averaged 17.3 points and 12.5 rebounds over his last six games. He's also blocked 10 shots in that span.
Mar. 26 8:12 PM PT9:12 PM MT10:12 PM CT11:12 PM ET3:12 GMT11:12 8:12 PM MST10:12 PM EST7:12 UAE (+1)05:1223:12 ET10:12 PM CTNaN:� - Jusuf Nurkic scored nine points Sunday on 4-of-15 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Los Angeles Lakers 97-81. Nurkic grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out four assists, tallying a plus-minus of +10 in his 24:54 of playing time. He added one block and one steal.
Analysis: Nurkic continues to be a force on the glass, averaging 11.2 rebounds over his last 11 games. The talented center is averaging 13.5 points, three assists and 2.2 blocks as well during that time frame to maintain his status as a quality fantasy choice.
Mar. 25 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST7:45 UAE (+1)04:4523:45 ET9:45 PM CTNaN:� - Jusuf Nurkic scored 14 points Saturday, going 7 of 14 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-100. Nurkic pulled down nine rebounds and dished out four assists, tallying a plus-minus of +13 in his 22:31 on the floor. He added one block.
Mar. 23 8:57 PM PT9:57 PM MT10:57 PM CT11:57 PM ET3:57 GMT11:57 8:57 PM MST10:57 PM EST7:57 UAE (+1)04:5723:57 ET9:57 PM CTNaN:� - Jusuf Nurkic scored 16 points Thursday on 6-of-9 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the New York Knicks 110-95. Nurkic grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +12 in his 27:25 of playing time.
Analysis: Since acquiring Nurkic from Denver, the Blazers have gone 9-6 while playing some of their best basketball. Nurkic has given the Blazers a presence in the post and also been one of the league's best passing big men since his arrival, averaging 3.5 assists, which ranks fourth among all centers since the All-Star break. He notched his third straight double-double Thursday.
Mar. 22 9:04 PM PT10:04 PM MT11:04 PM CT12:04 AM ET4:04 GMT12:04 9:04 PM MST11:04 PM EST8:04 UAE05:040:04 ET10:04 PM CTNaN:� - Nurkic scored 11 points Tuesday on 5-of-9 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 93-90. Nurkic pulled down 14 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +1 in his 26:47 on the floor. He added two blocks and two steals.
Analysis: He's averaged 14.2 points and 9.9 rebounds in 15 games since joining the Blazers.
Mar. 19 5:04 PM PT6:04 PM MT7:04 PM CT8:04 PM ET0:04 GMT8:04 5:04 PM MST7:04 PM EST4:04 UAE (+1)01:0420:04 ET6:04 PM CTNaN:� - Jusuf Nurkic scored 21 points Sunday on 9-of-15 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Miami Heat 115-104. Nurkic grabbed 12 rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +10 in his 29:05 on the floor. He added three blocks.
Analysis: The in-season pickup has played a key role in the Blazers' recent surge and continues to reward his owners with an 11-game stretch in which he's averaging 15.4 points, 10 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.4 blocks.
Mar. 18 4:53 PM PT5:53 PM MT6:53 PM CT7:53 PM ET23:53 GMT7:53 4:53 PM MST6:53 PM EST3:53 UAE (+1)00:5319:53 ET5:53 PM CTNaN:� - Jusuf Nurkic scored 12 points Saturday, going 6 of 11 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Atlanta Hawks 113-97. Nurkic grabbed nine rebounds and dished out six assists, tallying a plus-minus of +14 in his 32:13 of playing time. He added five blocks and two steals.
Mar. 15 7:05 PM PT8:05 PM MT9:05 PM CT10:05 PM ET2:05 GMT10:05 7:05 PM MST9:05 PM EST6:05 UAE (+1)03:0522:05 ET8:05 PM CTNaN:� - Jusuf Nurkic scored 16 points Wednesday on 7-of-18 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 110-106. Nurkic grabbed nine rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 34:31 on the floor. He added one block and four steals.
Mar. 14 6:34 PM PT7:34 PM MT8:34 PM CT9:34 PM ET1:34 GMT9:34 6:34 PM MST8:34 PM EST5:34 UAE (+1)02:3421:34 ET7:34 PM CTNaN:� - Jusuf Nurkic scored two points Tuesday on 1-of-8 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers fell to the New Orleans Pelicans 100-77. Nurkic pulled down eight rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -16 in his 22:03 of playing time.
Analysis: Nurkic's stock had been soaring after he averaged 19.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.4 blocks over a five-game period from Feb. 28-March 9, but he's now delivered two clunkers in his last three outings. The talented center's upside remains high despite this recent bout of inconsistency.
Mar. 12 9:26 PM PT10:26 PM MT11:26 PM CT12:26 AM ET4:26 GMT12:26 9:26 PM MST11:26 PM EST8:26 UAE05:260:26 ET10:26 PM CTNaN:� - Jusuf Nurkic scored seven points Saturday, going 2 of 8 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers fell to the Washington Wizards 125-124 in overtime. Nurkic grabbed seven rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -22 in his 28:11 of playing time. He added three blocks and one steal.
Mar. 12 8:54 PM PT9:54 PM MT10:54 PM CT11:54 PM ET3:54 GMT11:54 8:54 PM MST10:54 PM EST7:54 UAE (+1)04:5423:54 ET9:54 PM CTNaN:� - Jusuf Nurkic scored 12 points Sunday, going 6 of 9 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Phoenix Suns 110-101. Nurkic grabbed 11 rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +11 in his 29:43 of playing time. He added three blocks.
Analysis: The 7-footer continues to be a solid in-season addition for the Blazers, averaging a stout 16.9 points, 10.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists over his last seven games.
Mar. 10 10:29 PM PT11:29 PM MT12:29 AM CT1:29 AM ET6:29 GMT14:29 11:29 PM MST1:29 AM EST10:29 UAE07:291:29 ET12:29 AM CTNaN:� - Jusuf Nurkic scored 28 points Thursday on 9-of-18 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 114-108 in overtime. Nurkic grabbed 20 rebounds and had eight assists, tallying a plus-minus of +9 in his 37:48 of playing time. He added six blocks and two steals.
Analysis: Nurkic has averaged 19.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists in his last five games.
Mar. 7 7:00 PM PT8:00 PM MT9:00 PM CT10:00 PM ET3:00 GMT11:00 8:00 PM MST10:00 PM EST7:00 UAE (+1)04:0022:00 ET9:00 PM CTNaN:� - Jusuf Nurkic scored 17 points Tuesday, going 5 of 12 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Oklahoma City Thunder 126-121. Nurkic pulled down eight rebounds and had four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -21 in his 24:48 on the floor. He added one steal.
Mar. 5 9:26 PM PT10:26 PM MT11:26 PM CT12:26 AM ET5:26 GMT13:26 10:26 PM MST12:26 AM EST9:26 UAE06:260:26 ET11:26 PM CTNaN:� - Nurkic scored 17 points Saturday on 6-of-11 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Brooklyn Nets 130-116. Nurkic grabbed six rebounds and dished out five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +5 in his 29:38 of playing time. He added one steal.
Analysis: In six games since joining Portland, Nurkic is averaging 14.5 points and 8.2 rebounds.
Mar. 3 9:42 PM PT10:42 PM MT11:42 PM CT12:42 AM ET5:42 GMT13:42 10:42 PM MST12:42 AM EST9:42 UAE06:420:42 ET11:42 PM CTNaN:� - Nurkic scored 18 points Thursday on 7-of-10 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-109. Nurkic pulled down 12 rebounds and had six assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +10 in his 37:42 on the floor. He added five blocks and two steals.
Analysis: Nurkic has averaged 14 points and 8.6 boards in five games with Portland.
Feb. 28 7:22 PM PT8:22 PM MT9:22 PM CT10:22 PM ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST7:22 UAE (+1)04:2222:22 ET9:22 PM CTNaN:� - Nurkic scored 19 points Tuesday, going 7 of 12 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Detroit Pistons 120-113 in OT. Nurkic pulled down seven rebounds and dished out five assists.
Analysis: He's averaged 13 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4 assists while starting the last three games.
Feb. 23 7:42 PM PT8:42 PM MT9:42 PM CT10:42 PM ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST7:42 UAE (+1)04:4222:42 ET9:42 PM CTNaN:� - In his second game with Portland, Nurkic had 12 points and 12 rebounds Thursday.
Analysis: The light-scoring Nurkic had 25 points in the last two games.
Feb. 16 7:39 AM PT8:39 AM MT9:39 AM CT10:39 AM ET15:39 GMT23:39 8:39 AM MST10:39 AM EST19:39 UAE16:3910:39 ET9:39 AM CTNaN:� - Nurkic had 13 points, seven rebounds and made all five field goals in his Blazers' debut, a 111-88 loss to the Jazz on Wednesday.
Analysis: Nurkic has been pushed into the starting lineup to open the second half of the season Thursday. Keep an eye on this situation.
Feb. 14 8:16 AM PT9:16 AM MT10:16 AM CT11:16 AM ET16:16 GMT0:16 9:16 AM MST11:16 AM EST20:16 UAE17:1611:16 ET10:16 AM CTNaN:� - Nurkic was at the Blazers' game on Monday but unavailable for duty after his acquisition from Denver was finalized.
Analysis: Portland coach Terry Stotts said he hopes to have Nurkic available for duty when the Blazers visit Utah on Wednesday.
Feb. 12 11:24 AM PT12:24 PM MT1:24 PM CT2:24 PM ET19:24 GMT3:24 12:24 PM MST2:24 PM EST23:24 UAE20:2414:24 ET1:24 PM CTNaN:� - The Nuggets have traded Nurkic along with a 2017 first-round pick (originally held by Memphis) to Portland in exchange for center Mason Plumlee and a 2018 second-round choice.
Analysis: Nurkic, the 16th overall pick of the 2014 draft, gets a fresh start after falling out of favor in Denver. The 22-year-old 7-footer averaged 7.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 17.7 minutes in 139 career games with the Nuggets and should get an opportunity to start in Portland.
Jan. 7 2:42 PM PT3:42 PM MT4:42 PM CT5:42 PM ET22:42 GMT6:42 3:42 PM MST5:42 PM EST2:42 UAE (+1)23:4217:42 ET4:42 PM CTNaN:� - Nurkic had 11 points and 10 rebounds in a rare start Saturday.
Analysis: Nurkic got the start with Nikola Jokic out with an illness. Nurkic shot just 5 of 14 after shooting 15 of 20 in his previous three games. He's likely back to the bench with Denver off until Thursday and Jokic probably healthy enough to play.
Dec. 23 8:33 PM PT9:33 PM MT10:33 PM CT11:33 PM ET4:33 GMT12:33 9:33 PM MST11:33 PM EST8:33 UAE05:3323:33 ET10:33 PM CTNaN:� - On Friday, Nurkic did not play and has fallen out of the rotation.
Analysis: He has not played the past two games and has logged only 13 total minutes in the last four games overall.
Dec. 10 7:25 PM PT8:25 PM MT9:25 PM CT10:25 PM ET3:25 GMT11:25 8:25 PM MST10:25 PM EST7:25 UAE (+1)04:2522:25 ET9:25 PM CTNaN:� - Nurkic had 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting to go with eight rebounds Saturday.
Analysis: Nurkic's scoring production has gone up in four straight games, a span in which he's averaged seven rebounds.
Nov. 20 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET3:39 GMT11:39 8:39 PM MST10:39 PM EST7:39 UAE (+1)04:3922:39 ET9:39 PM CTNaN:� - Nurkic had a productive night for the Nuggets, finishing with 16 points and 11 rebounds in Sunday's win over the Jazz.
Analysis: Since going scoreless against the Suns on Nov. 16, Nurkic has totaled 30 points in his last two games.
Oct. 31 6:26 PM PT7:26 PM MT8:26 PM CT9:26 PM ET1:26 GMT9:26 6:26 PM MST8:26 PM EST5:26 UAE (+1)02:2621:26 ET7:26 PM CTNaN:� - Nurkic was a force for the Nuggets on Monday at Toronto, tallying 13 points and a career-high 18 rebounds.
Analysis: This was the first double-double of the season for Nurkic, who fell one rebound shy in the first two games of opening with three straight. This is shaping up to be a breakout season for Nurkic after he averaged 8.2 points and 5.5 boards in 2015-16.
Oct. 26 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET2:23 GMT10:23 7:23 PM MST9:23 PM EST6:23 UAE (+1)04:2322:23 ET9:23 PM CTNaN:� - Nurkic showed promise in the season opener, finishing with 23 points and nine rebounds in Wednesday's win over the Pelicans.
Analysis: The Nuggets are high on Nurkic and it's easy to see why. He also went 9 for 13 from the field.
Oct. 21 5:13 PM PT6:13 PM MT7:13 PM CT8:13 PM ET0:13 GMT8:13 5:13 PM MST7:13 PM EST4:13 UAE (+1)02:1320:13 ET7:13 PM CTNaN:� - The Nuggets exercised their fourth-year option on Nurkic on Friday.
Analysis: Nurkic averaged 7.3 points and 5.9 rebounds in two seasons with Denver. The Bosnian center figures heavily into the Nuggets' plans this season.

Regular Season Stats

Per Game
Year Team G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG FG% 3P% FT%
14-15 Den 62 17.8 6.9 6.2 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.4 .446 .000 .636
15-16 Den 32 17.1 8.2 5.5 1.3 0.8 1.4 1.7 .417 .000 .616
16-17 Den 45 17.9 8.0 5.8 1.3 0.6 0.8 1.8 .507 - .496
16-17 Por 20 29.2 15.2 10.4 3.2 1.3 1.9 3.1 .508 .000 .660
16-17 Total 65 21.4 10.2 7.2 1.9 0.8 1.1 2.2 .507 .000 .571
Career 159 19.1 8.5 6.4 1.3 0.8 1.2 1.8 .469 .000 .601

Totals
Year Team G Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO Pts
14-15 Den  62 1103 171 383 0 2 84 132 125 382 50 52 68 86 426
15-16 Den  32 547 101 242 0 3 61 99 65 175 40 24 44 55 263
16-17 Den  45 807 151 298 0 0 56 113 89 260 60 25 36 81 358
16-17 Por  20 584 120 236 0 1 64 97 65 207 63 25 38 62 304
16-17 Total  65 1391 271 534 0 1 120 210 154 467 123 50 74 143 662
Career 159 3041 543 1159 0 6 265 441 344 1024 213 126 186 284 1351

Postseason Stats

Per Game
Year Team G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG FG% 3P% FT%
16-17 Por 1 17.0 2.0 11.0 4.0 0.0 1.0 3.0 .333 .000 -
Career 1 17.0 2.0 11.0 4.0 0.0 1.0 3.0 .333 .000 -

Totals
Year Team G Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO Pts
16-17 Por  1 17 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 11 4 0 1 3 2
Career 1 17 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 11 4 0 1 3 2

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