April 16, 2017, 11:41 am
Jusuf Nurkic will not be available for Sunday’s Game 1 against the Warriors.
Nurkic was hoping to suit up but hasn’t been cleared. Without him, the Blazers will probably be forced into lots of small lineups so while Meyers Leonard might get nominal starts as the direct backup center, it’ll likely be guys like Noah Vonleh and Al-Farouq Aminu getting the most extra minutes. Nurk is reportedly pain-free, so he should be able to make it back at some point soon.