December 16, 2017, 9:40 pm
Jusuf Nurkic wasn’t bad but wasn’t all that great either in Saturday’s win, picking up 14 points, five rebounds and a block in 25 minutes.
Nurkic probably isn’t 100 percent coming back from his ankle sprain, so it’s a line that owners will gladly take even accounting for his 4-for-7 free throw shooting. His bananas numbers from after the trade deadline last year are beginning to look more and more like the exception rather than the rule for Nurk, and he’s unlikely to deliver on his ADP at this point. He’s still a middle-round value and should bounce back a little but the dreams of a top-50 season aren’t looking good.