December 30, 2016, 10:08 am
Jusuf Nurkic spoke about his frustration with his reduced role with the Nuggets, “I’m 23 years old. I’m not here to sit on the bench.”
Everyone knows the Nuggets have a plethora of talent on their roster. Now that everyone is finally healthy, Nurkic has been relegated to the bench and recently even picked up a few DNP’s. He was a popular draft target in mid-rounds early this year and his upside is high, but as long as Kenneth Faried is on the team and Wilson Chandler is healthy and playing a lot of power forward, Nurkic’s value is capped. Malone has even praised Nurkic saying, “Nurk has been terrific… working his butt off; his attitude has been great.” Keep him in sight in case of a trade or injury.