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Top Jusuf Nurkic News
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Will not play Wednesday
Nurkic (knee) will not play Wednesday against the Kings.
The Blazers have already shut down Damian Lillard (calf) for the season, and it's possible that other Blazers could join him soon. With Nurkic among several key players sitting out Wednesday, Drew Eubanks will continue to be the main beneficiary in the frontcourt.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Ruled out Monday
Nurkic (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Pelicans.
Nurkic will miss a third consecutive game and is one of several starters who will be unable to suit up for the Trail Blazers on Monday. With Trendon Watford (ankle) doubtful, Drew Eubanks should see plenty of run at center against New Orleans.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Not facing OKC on Sunday
Nurkic (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Thunder.
Nurkic is in line to miss a second straight game and his 15th one since the beginning of February. The Blazers are dealing with a plethora of injuries in the frontcourt, so Drew Eubanks and Trendon Watford might have expanded roles Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Won't play against Bulls
Nurkic (knee) will not play against the Bulls on Friday, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Nurkic was previously considered doubtful. The Blazers will be very thin up front, so we could see both Drew Eubanks and Trendon Watford provide some solid fantasy value Friday evening.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Downgraded to doubtful
Nurkic (knee) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Bulls.
Nurkic has been downgraded from questionable to doubtful and will likely be sidelined for the first time since March 6, which was the end of a month-long absence due to a calf injury. If Nurkic is ruled out, Drew Eubanks figures to move back into the starting lineup, while Trendon Watford would also be a candidate for increased minutes off the bench.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Termed questionable for Friday
Nurkic is listed as questionable for Friday's game versus the Bulls due to right knee soreness.
Nurkic's injury pops up at an unfortunate time, as the big man is coming off of back-to-back 20-point efforts for Portland. He could still take the floor against the Bulls, but it will be worth monitoring his status ahead of the 10 p.m. ET opening tipoff. Drew Eubanks would presumably draw the start if Nurkic can't play.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: All-around outing not enough
Nurkic closed with 23 points (9-14 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 27 minutes during Sunday's 117-102 loss to the Clippers.
Nurkic posted easily his most combined points, rebounds, assists and blocks since returning from a month-long injury absence on March 8. The talented big man has played at least 25 minutes in three straight contests and appears to be on the final stages of any post-injury restrictions. As the Blazers attempt to hang around for a play-in tournament spot, Nurkic should be busy through the team's upcoming three-game week.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: To have minutes increased Friday
Nurkic will have his minutes increased during Friday's matchup against the 76ers, Aaron J. Fentress of The Oregonian reports.
Nurkic started and played 17 minutes in his return from a 14-game absence Wednesday against the Celtics, and the center will get more run against a tough matchup in Joel Embiid on Friday. When seeing minutes in the 20s this season, Nurkic has averaged 13.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Scores five in return
Nurkic (calf) ended Wednesday's 115-93 loss to Boston with five points (2-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-4 FT), six rebounds and two assists across 17 minutes.
After missing about five weeks due to a calf injury, Nurkic returned to the starting five Wednesday but saw only limited run, likely due to a combination of caution on the part of the Trail Blazers as well as the blowout nature of the contest. Expect Nurkic's minutes to pick up gradually in the games to come, but even before his shutdown, the veteran center had failed to eclipse 30 minutes in any of his prior nine outings.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Will make his return Wednesday
Nurkic (calf) will return to the floor for Wednesday's game against the Celtics, Chris Haynes of Turner Sports reports.
This will be Nurkic's first game back since Feb. 1, so he'll likely be eased back into things, but he's safe to activate in season-long settings. His return will likely result in Drew Eubanks heading back to the second unit, where he'll lose most of his value. Trendon Watford's minutes could also dip.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Termed questionable for Wednesday
Nurkic (calf) holds a questionable designation for Wednesday's game versus the Celtics.
Nurkic hasn't suited up for a game since Feb. 1 versus Memphis, leaving two minutes into the tilt with a calf issue that's sidelined him since. Nurkic isn't guaranteed to retake the floor against the Celtics, but the questionable designation marks a step in the right direction. Drew Eubanks figures to see his role scaled back a bit once Nurkic is cleared to return.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Remains out Monday
Nurkic (calf) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup against the Pistons.
Nurkic is slated to miss a 14th straight game due to a left calf strain. Despite the lengthy absence, he remains day-to-day, so his next chance to suit up will come Wednesday in Boston.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Out Sunday
Nurkic (calf) is out for Sunday's matchup against the Magic.
Nurkic will miss a 13th straight game Sunday. He remains day-to-day, with his next chance to return arriving Monday against the Pistons.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Sidelined again Friday
Nurkic (calf) remains out for Friday's game versus the Hawks.
Nurkic hasn't logged action in a contest in over a month, and there is no specified target date for his return, though coach Chauncey Billups suggested last week that the big man is "progressing well." Nurkic's next opportunity to take the floor arrives Sunday against the Magic.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Won't play in back-to-back
Nurkic (calf) is listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Warriors.
Coming out of the All-Star break last week, head coach Chauncey Billups told Sean Highkin of RoseGardenReport.com that Nurkic is "progressing well," but the veteran center still remains without a definitive target date for a return to the court while he recovers from a left calf strain. Given that Tuesday marks the front end of a back-to-back set, Nurkic appears safe to rule out for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, and he probably won't have a realistic chance at suiting up Friday in Atlanta unless he's able to get in some on-court activity Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Still out
Nurkic (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Rockets, Sean Highkin of RoseGardenReport.com reports.
Nurkic will miss a ninth straight game due to a left calf strain. The team continues to say that the big man is making progress, but he still doesn't have a clear return timetable. His next chance to suit up will come Tuesday in Golden State. Drew Eubanks and Trendon Watford should continue to garner increased roles during Nurkic's prolonged absence.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Progressing, but still not ready
Head coach Chauncey Billups said Nurkic (calf) is progressing, but the big man will remain out for Thursday's matchup against the Kings, Sean Highkin of RoseGardenReport.com reports.
Nurkic missed seven straight games heading into the All-Star break due to a left calf strain and will remain sidelined when Portland resumes action Thursday. His next chance to suit up will come Sunday against the Rockets, but barring a return to practice over the weekend, Nurkic will likely remain out for that contest as well. Drew Eubanks figures to continue drawing starts at center until Nurkic is ready to return.... See More ... See Less
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