March 19, 2019, 1:09 amJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic double-doubled on Monday before fouling out with 18 points and 11 boards to go with two assists.
He fouled out on a questionable offensive foul while setting a screen against Wesley Matthews, but was able to provide owners with a solid line before exiting Monday's game. Nurkic destroyed the offensive glass tonight for the Blazers and his high activity on that end kept the Blazers in the game when their offense was stalling. He's been a top-40 player over the past month and it looks like he's going to finish the season strong.
March 16, 2019, 11:42 pmJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic put up 24 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in Saturday's road loss.
Nurkic went 10-of-21 from the field and a perfect 4-of-4 from the line as his career year continues. The five turnovers weren't great but Nurkic continues to roll along with top-50/30 value in 8/9-cat leagues over the last couple of weeks.
March 15, 2019, 10:31 pmEnes KanterC, Portland Trail Blazers
Enes Kanter had another strong game in 20 minutes with 17 points, eight rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in Friday’s win over the Pelicans.
Kanter hit 6-of-7 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line and has had top-130 value over his last four games. Jusuf Nurkic had a double-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, a steal and five turnovers in the win.
March 8, 2019, 2:12 amJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic was ejected with two technical fouls on Thursday night, but not before posting 13 points, 17 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.
Nurkic hit half of his eight shots from the field and went 5-of-8 from the line. His statline was solid but the ejection changed this game, as it forced a cold Skal Labissiere to take free throws with 4.4 seconds left and Portland down two (he missed both). Nurkic's absence also changed the complexion of the game in overtime, as losing your star center usually does. It was a very chippy affair with Nurk earning his first tech after being on the receiving end of a flagrant from Russell Westbrook and his second after getting into Paul George's grill in the closing seconds. The dislike here is genuine and it'd be great if these two teams could match up in the postseason.
March 5, 2019, 10:39 pmJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic finished Tuesday's loss to the Grizzlies with six points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, a steal and two blocks.
Nurkic also picked up five fouls in 31 minutes so perhaps that had something to do with him playing second or third fiddle on offense. He still managed to fill up the box score despite a no-show on offense, so fantasy owners should enjoy the final stretch of Nurkic's career season.
March 3, 2019, 3:58 pmJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic responded nicely from Friday's poor game with 26 points, 15 rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block in Sunday's road win over the Hornets.
Nurkic went 8-for-13 from the field and 10-of-11 from the line as his career season continues. While his full line of 15.1 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.5 blocks on .511 from the field is impressive, Nurk's biggest gains in fantasy have come at the charity stripe, where the big man is clicking at 76.6 percent. That obliterates his previous career-high of 66.0 percent and is a major reason that he's on the cusp of top-30 value.
March 1, 2019, 11:37 pmJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic played 19 minutes on Friday, scoring 10 points with seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.
He was dealing with foul trouble early and often in this one which explains the low minutes. Given he only played 19 minutes, he had a fairly good game. He'll continue to be productive down the stretch as he returns to a normal workload.
February 27, 2019, 11:35 pmJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic and Enes Kanter combined for 24 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks on 8-of-16 shooting in a win over the Celtics on Wednesday.
Kanter had more rebounds than Nurkic (seven to six) but Nurkic handled more of the scoring as he outscored Kanter 16 to eight. The duo will be very productive down the stretch and could help the Blazers make a deep playoff run.
February 25, 2019, 9:49 pmJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic had an easy night against the Cavs on Monday, finishing the game with 15 points (6-of-10 shooting), eight rebounds and four dimes.
The lack of defensive stats tonight was a bit disappointing but we can chalk this one up to an easy win, so he didn't need to put as much effort. Nothing to worry about. He should hold steady as a top-40 play moving forward.
February 21, 2019, 9:52 pmJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic dominated the Nets on Thursday with 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting with 12 rebounds, an assist and three blocks.
Nurkic had himself a big night against a Nets team that's had trouble stopping opposing big men. The minutes are never a concern with Nurkic as he's always hovering around 28 minutes like tonight. His next matchup is against Boban Marjanovic and the Sixers on Saturday.
February 10, 2019, 5:38 pmJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic only played 21 minutes before fouling out of Sunday's loss, though he still managed 18 points (9-of-11 shooting), 10 rebounds and a block.
It's a little surprising that Nurk struggled so mightily with Dallas lacking a true center, though he was clearly out of his element trying to step out on Maxi Kleber on the perimeter. It's a nice line despite the circumstances so fantasy owners don't have to sweat anything here.
February 8, 2019, 1:01 amJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic scored 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting with three rebounds, six dimes, a steal and two blocks on Thursday.
Nurkic played big tonight against a Spurs frontcourt that has struggled to contain opposing big men and it was a solid bounce back game after his poor showing against Miami. The hot streak earlier this year has faded, but Nurk isn't going anywhere with the Blazers in the midst of a deep playoff race.
February 6, 2019, 1:29 amJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic (knee) played on Tuesday against the Heat, scoring eight points on 2-of-7 shooting with five rebounds, six assists and one steal over 23 minutes.
Nurkic had to deal with an energized Hassan Whiteside and we'll be watching to see how much this knee injury is impacting him. With no signs of there being anything serious to worry about and the All Star break right around the corner, owners can treat this as a mini buy low moment.
February 5, 2019, 8:53 pmJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic (knee) is back in the lineup against the Heat on Tuesday.
Nurk missed the only game the Blazers played last week, so he has had ample rest for his knee soreness. It's likely the team simply rested him for the lone game last week because it would mean a full week off in the middle of the season. Get Nurk back in those lineups.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
February 5, 2019, 9:42 amJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers are not listing Jusuf Nurkic on their injury report for Tuesday’s game against the Heat.
Nurkic missed the only game the Blazers had last week against the Jazz due to knee soreness. The issue was not considered anything serious and it now seems likely that the team just gave the Bosnian center a full week to manage the load from a busy year. Nurk has been a beast, returning top-35 value in standard leagues and the addition of Rodney Hood could open up things even more for him.
Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter