Jusuf Nurkic Stats
- Height / Weight
- 84 / 290 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/23/1994 (27)
Jusuf Nurkic Last 10 Games
Jusuf Nurkic News
Upcoming unrestricted free-agent center Jusuf Nurkic is expected to receive plenty of offers in July. However, the Blazers hold the big man's bird rights, which will make Portland the favorite to retain his services. The 27-year-old has emerged as one of the best at the center position throughout his tenure in Portland, and he recently finished the 2021-22 season by averaging 15.0 points, 11.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.1 steals before succumbing to a foot injury. Still, Nurkic's shooting percentages could improve, especially from deep, and his inability to remain healthy is a significant reason why he hasn't been a more impactful fantasy option over the years.
Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (foot) is expected to miss roughly a month of action. He is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, which is basically only healed with rest. Nurkic is averaging 17.6 points and 13.3 rebounds with 3.8 assists this month, so this is a huge blow to the roster. It's uncertain how the Blazers plan to move forward without Nurkic available. Trendon Watford and Drew Eubanks should see plenty of minutes going forward. Both are worth monitoring in fantasy formats with the Blazers thin at center.
Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. It sounds like there's a good chance Nurkic returns to his normal role here, which is great considering the Blazers are shorthanded. Trendon Watford and Greg Brown III would basically lose all their fantasy appeal, assuming Nurkic returns. Otherwise, Brown might have some low-end streaming appeal because of his defensive abilities. Fantasy managers should check back on Wednesday for an update on Nurkic.
Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic has cleared the league's health and safety protocols. That means, Nurkic is expected to suit up for Monday's game against the Atlanta Hawks. He has missed each of the last three games, but is finally back on the floor here. His return should mean a decrease in value for Larry Nance Jr. and Robert Covington. Fantasy managers should double check their lineups and make sure Nurkic is back in there for Monday's slate.