October 6, 2018, 12:56 amJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic scored 16 points on Friday night but went just 4-of-12 from the field while adding nine rebounds, two assists, a steal and three blocks.
Nurk saved the scoring column by going a surprising 8-of-9 from the charity stripe — his career-high there is 66.7 percent as a rookie. He also attempted another 3-pointer and it might be a nice addition to his profile considering Nurkic already wasn't an efficient player relative to his positional peers, but you're really looking at him for the points, boards and defense. Hopefully he can avoid another dreadful start and post middle-round value from start to finish rather than relying on a big late push again.