March 12, 2016, 10:14 pm
Jusuf Nurkic scored 17 points off the bench in Saturday’s win over the Wizards, hitting 5-of-8 shots (7-of-9 FTs) with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.
If you’re in need of a big man we don’t see how you could pass on a speculative add. Joffrey Lauvergne is getting a CT scan on Saturday to see if he has a broken face and this is one of those jumpstart moments that Michael Malone might use to get Nurkic going. Nurk has had some attitude and conditioning issues but Malone is great at connecting with players, so it’s entirely possible they start seeing eye to eye and especially if Lauvergne is out it seems very likely that he’s a productive fantasy asset with good upside. Even if you don’t need a big man, owners may want to gamble on bad Lauvergne news. To be clear, though, there is a chance he is stuck in a log-jammed rotation or can’t capitalize here.