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#27
Jusuf Nurkic
PPG RPG APG
8.1 5.8 1.3
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
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: The opportunity should be there for Nurkic to thrive on Portland's second unit, and he's off to a good start.
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 1 21.0 13.0 7.0 1.0 3.0 1.0 4.0 1.000 - .750
16-17 Total 46 18.0 8.1 5.8 1.3 0.6 0.8 1.8 .515 - .504
Career 140 17.7 7.6 5.9 1.1 0.7 1.1 1.6 .461 .000 .586

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 90 260 59 25 35 81 358
16-17 Por  1 21 5 5 0 0 3 4 1 7 1 3 1 4 13
16-17 Total  46 828 156 303 0 0 59 117 91 267 60 28 36 85 371
Career 140 2478 428 928 0 5 204 348 281 824 150 104 148 226 1060


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