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Jusuf Nurkic

Jusuf Nurkic

Center, Portland Trail Blazers

Age: 24 Height: 7-0 Weight: 280 lbs School: No College

Portland Trail Blazers

Jusuf Nurkic News

The Portland Trail Blazers are good: Damian Lillard is having another All-NBA level season, C.J. McCollum is a high-quality scorer, and Jusuf Nurkic has stepped up his game of late. At 32-20, Portland would have home court in the first round of the playoffs if they started today. When teams start trapping Lillard and McCollum, can Portland counter and make teams pay?

Rip City Rewind: Everything you might have missed as the Blazers stomped the Jazz originally appeared on nbcsportsnorthwest.com After a rare few days off from their win over Atlanta, the Portland Trail Blazers got back to work on Wednesday, welcoming the Utah Jazz to Rip City. The Blazers were without bigs Jusuf Nurkic and Nik Stauskas, which gave the Jazz the perfect opportunity to steal a win from the Blazers on home court. But Portland had different plans.

On a night in which they were without starting center Jusuf Nurkic, everything else went right for the Portland Trail Blazers. Damian Lillard had 36 points and 11 assists to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 132-105 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Lillard's backcourt mate CJ McCollum was excellent as well, scoring 30 points in the win.

Player Role

Starting C

Draft Rankings

Overall

#83

Among Cs

#20