Jusuf Nurkic News

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Jusuf Nurkic played 25 minutes in the second night in a row, scoring 14 points with five rebounds, one block and two turnovers against the Hornets on Saturday. He battled with Dwight Howard and didn't have much foul trouble, so it looks like coach Terry Stotts had a soft cap for his big man's minutes. Nurkic was more aggressive late in the game, so his conditioning seems like a non-issue. He'll get a day off before he gets Karl-Anthony Towns on Monday and Nurk should be closer to 30 minutes for that game. You'll want to start him with four games coming up.

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Dec 16 - 9:27 PM

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Nurkic provided nine points (4-11 FG, 1-1 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists and two blocks across 25 minutes during a 95-88 win over the Magic on Friday. In his return from a three-game absence due to an ankle injury, Nurkic received close to his normal workload and was just one point shy of a double-double. He wasn't too efficient from the field, but that could be a product of sitting out for a few games. Expect Nurkic to start receiving about 30 minutes per game again soon.

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Dec 15 - 10:20 PM

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Nurkic (ankle) will draw the start during Friday's game against the Magic but will be on a minutes restriction, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports. Nurkic has missed the team's past three games while nursing a sprained right ankle. Though he'll play Friday, the Blazers are opting to exercise caution with the big man, limiting his minutes. As a result, Zach Collins, who started Portland's most recent game, will head back to the bench.

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Dec 15 - 5:38 PM

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Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) will start against the Magic and will have a minutes limit. He's been doing some on-court work since at least Monday, so Nurkic should be somewhat ready for his return. With him back, it'll be interesting to see if Zach Collins' strong play has helped him get minutes from Ed Davis or Meyers Leonard. Nurkic is still worth starting in season-long leagues, but he's a very risky play in DFS.

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Dec 15 - 5:35 PM

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Nurkic (ankle) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Magic, Casey Holdahl of TrailBlazers.com reports. Nurkic has missed three consecutive games with a sprained right ankle, but the fact that he's not being ruled out a day in advance could mean there's some optimism over a potential return. Look for Nurkic to test out the ankle during Friday's morning shootaround, with an update on his availability likely coming shortly after it. Zach Collins and Meyers Leonard have both picked up starts during Nurkic's absence, so both players would likely see an increased role if he's unable to give it a go again.

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Dec 14 - 3:42 PM

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Jusuf Nurkic (sprained right ankle) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday's game vs. Orlando. The Blazers had been ruling Nurk out a day in advance for the past few games, so this is a very promising step. Meyers Leonard (illness) isn't even on the injury report, so he'll be available, which will cut into the playing time of Zach Collins and Ed Davis regardless of Nurk's status. Check back after Friday's shootaround for another update.

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Dec 14 - 3:37 PM

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Nurkic (ankle) will not play during Wednesday's game against the Heat, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports. There was some hope Nurkic would be available Wednesday, as he was listed as questionable heading into morning shootaround. But, he apparently experienced significant discomfort during shootaround and has ultimately been ruled out. In his stead Monday, Meyers Leonard (illness), who is currently questionable, drew the start and played 18 minutes. If Leonard is sidelined or limited as well, Zach Collins, who saw 25 minutes off the pine Monday, is a strong candidate to see an even more expanded role. Ed Davis and Noah Vonleh could see an uptick in workload at the center position as well.

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Dec 13 - 2:30 PM

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Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday against the Heat. It's a little discouraging that Nurkic gets ruled out before game time, but the Blazers broadcast did say Nurkic went through a pre-game workout on Monday. He should have a decent chance to play against the Magic on Friday. Meyers Leonard (illness) is also questionable, so there could be a decent amount of Ed Davis and Zach Collins against Kelly Olynyk and company.

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Dec 13 - 2:22 PM

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Nurkic (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Heat, Jason Quick of NBC Sports Northwest reports. Nurkic has missed the past two games while nursing a sprained right ankle. In his absence Monday, Meyers Leonard drew the start at center and played 18 minutes. Zach Collins saw 25 minutes off the pine. More word on Nurkic's status should emerge following the team's morning shootaround Wednesday.

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Dec 12 - 5:28 PM

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Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) will not play Monday vs. the Warriors. The Trail Blazers have yet to offer an official timetable for Nurkic's return, but him getting ruled out a day in advance two games in a row suggests he's not close. Meyers Leonard got the start in his place on Saturday, finishing with 12 points, four boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes, while Zach Collins swatted away three shots in 19 minutes off the bench. Leonard has been inconsistent throughout his career and Collins didn't bring much to the box score outside of blocks, so these two are really just speculative adds in deep leagues.

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Dec 10 - 6:41 PM

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