August 15, 2020, 5:13 pmJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic put up the third 20-20 game of his career during Saturday's win over the Grizzlies, ending with 22 points and 21 rebounds to go with six assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 41 minutes.
Any doubt surrounding the health and fitness of Nurkic was laid to rest during an emphatic performance on Saturday. The Blazers will now advance to the Western Conference playoffs, where they will face the Lakers in the first round. Despite coming in as the eighth-seed, the Blazers could certainly give the highly-fancied Lakers some trouble. Nurkic will be tasked with defending Anthony Davis, among others, and will have to be at his best if they are to be in with a chance. Barring any setbacks leading into next season, Nurkic could be one of the more hyped players heading into fantasy drafts.