June 29, 2016, 2:06 pm
Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports Jusuf Nurkic has already lost 35 pounds this offseason.
This is great news for the Nuggets and Nurkic’s fantasy owners, as playing lighter should help him stay healthy. When he was on the court last year Nurkic was a force in both blocks and boards, and coach Mike Malone showed a willingness to play him alongside Nikola Jokic at the end of the season. If he can stay off the injury list and keep his fouls in check, Nurkic should see enough minutes to warrant a middle round pick in October drafts.