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23 Jusuf Nurkic C
Height/Weight: 6-11/280 | Birthdate: 8/23/1994 | Birthplace: Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Team: Denver Nuggets | College: No College | NBA Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 43/11 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic says ankle improving, now 70 percent


(3/19/2015) Despite playing in the Nuggets' last three games, center Jusuf Nurkic says his ankle is 70 percent and expects to be close to full strength by next week, according to the Denver Post.

Nurkic had missed eight straight games dating back to Feb. 27 with the ankle sprain before returning March 13.

Nurkic has averaged 4.0 points and 3.75 rebounds since his return.

Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic available to play Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic is available to play in Friday's game against the Warriors, the Denver Post reports.

Nurkic, who is averaging 7.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, has missed the last eight games for Denver with an ankle injury. The Nuggets are currently 4-point favorites.


Nuggets C Jusuf Nurkic says he will try to play Friday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/13/2015) Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic, who has been out of the lineup since Feb. 25 with a sprained ankle, said he will try to play Friday against the Warriors, per the Denver Post

Nurkic is averaging 7.2 points and 6.7 rebounds in 45 games. The Nuggets are 6-point underdogs. 


Nuggets center Nurkic ruled out for Wednesday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/11/2015) After going through shootaround, Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic was ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Hawks with an ankle injury, according to the Denver Post

Nurkic had been upgraded to probable earlier in the day, but after going through practice said his ankle still felt sore and was a few days away from being ready to play.


Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic upgraded to probable


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/11/2015) Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic, who has been out since Feb. 25 with an ankle injury, was upgraded to probable prior to Wednesday’s game against the Hawks, according to The Denver Post.

The upgrade in status is another good sign for the rookie, who is averaging 7.2 points and 6.7 rebounds in 45 games.

The Nuggets are 7-point underdogs at home against the Hawks.


Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic progressing well from ankle injury


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Nuggets rookie center Jusuf Nurkic is still out with a sprianed right ankle, but the rookie is taking steps to get back on the court, reports the Denver Post.

"It was really cool to see Juka," Nuggets interim coach Melvin Hunt said. "Juka had his abbreviated plan, but he was out there. I just like the feel of him being with our group. I think the guys, they like the feel of him out there. They were razzing him, giving him a hard time. I think that's good for the camaraderie for our entire group."

Nurkic has missed the last seven games with the injury.


Nuggets' Arthur (calf) questionable Monday; Nurkic (ankle) out


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur is dealing with a calf injury and is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Knicks, reports The Denver Post.

Meanwhile, center Jusuf Nurkic is suffering from an ankle injury and he has been ruled out of Monday's contest. Nurkic has not played since Feb. 25.

The Nuggets are 9-point favorites.


Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic could return to lineup before season's end


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Nuggets interim coach Melvin Hunt had no major update on the ankle of center Jusuf Nurkic Saturday, reports the Denver Post.

Hunt also said he is hopeful Nurkic will return to the lineup before the end of the season. Nurkic, who is averaging 7.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, has missed the last five games for Denver and is expected to be out 'awhile.'


Jusuf Nurkic out 'for awhile' for Nuggets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2015) Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic will miss Sunday's game against the Pelicans with a sprained ankle, and the injury may keep him out longer. 

Nurkic will miss his second straight game with the injury, and coach Brian Shaw said the ankle will keep him out "for awhile". 

Nurkic is averaging 7.2 points and 6.7 rebounds this season. 


Nuggets' Jusuf Nurkic ruled out Friday; Darrell Arthur doubtful


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic has been ruled out of Friday's game against the Jazz, reports The Denver Post.

Nurkic is dealing with an ankle injury. Meanwhile, a knee strain has forward Darrell Arthur listed as doubtful.


Nuggets C Jusuf Nurkic sprains ankle Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic suffered a right lateral ankle sprain in Wednesday's 100-97 loss to the Lakers, the Denver Post reports.

Nurkic needed a wheelchair after suffering the injury and may be in for an extended absence, thought the severity of the injury likely will not be determined until the team has had a chance to evaulate the center further. He finished the game with eight points on 3 of 7 shooting along with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 21 minutes.

The Nuggets will take on the Jazz Friday.


Nuggets' Jusuf Nurkic doubles up Bucks in losing effort Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic scored 11 points on 5 of 9 shooting from the field in Denver's 89-81 loss to the Bucks Friday. Nurkic also grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds in defeat.

It was Nurkic's fourth double-double of the season and second in his last three games. He added three blocks and two assists to his totals. 


Report: Nuggets' unwilling to trade Jusuf Nurkic; Lawson available


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2015) With the Nuggets struggling to produce wins this season, the front office is looking at a variety of options to improve the roster for next season.

The only player the team has deemed untouchable is center Jusuf Nurkic, sources told Grantland.com. While Nurkic is untouchable, sources also indicated the Nuggets have been in exploratory talks with the Celtics about Ty Lawson.


Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic opts out of Rising Stars Challenge


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2015) Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic has opted out of Friday's Rising Stars Challenge, reports The Denver Post.

The NBA cited personal reasons as to why Nurkic was not going to play. In 41 games, Nurkic is averaging 7.0 points and 6.3 rebounds.


NBA adds Nurkic, Papanikolaou to Rising Stars Challenge


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2015) The NBA added Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic and Rockets forward Kostas Papanikolaou to Friday's Rising Stars Challenge, reports NBA.com.

In 41 games, Nurkic is averaging 7.0 points and 6.3 rebounds. Papanikolaou is averaging 4.7 points and 2.9 rebounds over 39 games.


Jusuf Nurkic struggles from field in Nuggets loss to Pistons


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2015) Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic had 13 rebounds in a 98-88 loss to the Pistons, Friday.

Nurkic nearly got a double-double, despite struggling with his shooting. He finished with six points, after going just 1-for-10 from the field. His misses included several point-blank attempts at the rim. 

Nurkic pulled down seven of his rebounds in the first quarter, while also making one of five shots. 

The Nuggets next play on Monday, when they host the Thunder. 


Nuggets C Jusuf Nurkic held scoreless vs. Grizzlies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic was held scoreless Thursday while going 0 for 7 from the field in his team's 99-69 loss to the Grizzlies.

No Nuggets player was able to score more than 10 points in the blowout loss, though the team was able to empty the bench and give at least 12 minutes of action to all 13 active players. IN addition to being the only Denver player to not score in the loss, Nurkic racked up six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes Thursday. He'll square off with the Hornets Saturday.


Nuggets' Jusuf Nurkic expected to play Friday despite sore back


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Nuggets rookie center Jusuf Nurkic was unable to finish practice on Thursday because of a sore back. Nurkic suffered the injury Monday against Golden State. However, he is still expected to play Friday night against Boston, per the Denver Post. Nurkic is averaging 6.6 points and 5.6 boards through his first 30 games in the league.

Denver is a 7 1/2-point home favorite, according to VegasInsider.com.


Nuggets ready to unleash Jusuf Nurkic


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic, the 16th overall pick in this year's draft, has looked like one of the steals of his class through the first two months of his career. The Nuggets have been so impressed with his play so far they moved incumbent starting center Timofey Mozgov to the Cavaliers Wednesday, clearing up plenty of playing time for the 20-year-old from Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has Fantasy players salivating.

Nurkic has been a dominant presence of late, averaging 12.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game over the last five. He is a massive presence near the basket, and his physical play has led to him drawing 2.3 free throw attempts per game, despite taking just 5.2 field-goal attempts. His upside is obvious, based on what we've seen from him, but that same physicality that makes him such a handful for opposing defenses also makes it hard for him to stay on the floor.

Nurkic's per-36 minute numbers are impressive, as he's putting up 17.4 points, 13.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 3.1 blocks up in that time. If he could sustain even 60 percent of that, he'd be an easy starting option for Fantasy. However, Nurkic also racks up fouls at an astronomical rate, playing just 28.1 minutes for ever six fouls drawn. At that kind of rate, it will be tough for him to even average 25 minutes per game, given how risk averse coaches tend to be with foul-prone big men.

Nurkic should be added in most 12-team or deeper leagues at this point, based on upside alone. However, if you expect him to immediately become a starting Fantasy option, you might end up disappointed. He's still developing, and there are going to be bumps in the road, as with any young big man. 


Nuggets C Jusuf Nurkic impressing coach Brian Shaw


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) Nuggets coach Brian Shaw praised the work of rookie center Jusuf Nurkic, the Denver Post reports.

"He's a guy that I have confidence throwing the ball inside to," Shaw said. "He can post, and he can score. And if he doesn't have that, he's shown the propensity to make plays for his teammates when they cut off him. I think now his teammates are starting to cut harder when he has the ball, because they know he'll pass it."

"He's fearless," Shaw added. "And he's very, very physical. And that's what we need on this team. So, he provides a much-needed ingredient for our team."

Nurkic has averaged 5.1 points and 4.5 rebounds in 18 games, but he's started to see increased minutes in the last two weeks.


Nuggets sign first-rounders Jusuf Nurkic, Gary Harris


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) The Nuggets inked both of their first-round picks to rookie-scale deals last week, as the team announced the signings of center Jusuf Nurkic and guard Gary Harris.

Kurkic was considered a possible draft-and-stash option, but the 19-year-old out of Bosnia opted to head to the NBA after becoming the 16th overall pick. Harris was taken 19th overall after a two-year career at Michigan State, which saw him averaging 16.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.