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Jusuf Nurkic

Jusuf Nurkic

Center, Portland Trail Blazers

Age: 50 Height: 7-0 Weight: 280 lbs School:

Portland Trail Blazers

Jusuf Nurkic News

The Portland Trail Blazers are trying to make a push for the West's 8-seed and got a big boost at their first practice on Saturday with the returns of Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins.

Portland guard Damian Lillard was in the gym a few days ago and took notice of what injured Trail Blazers big men Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins were doing during their individual workouts. Plenty of aches and pains around the NBA have healed in the almost-four-month span since the league had to suspend its season because of the pandemic, which means the 22 teams that will be arriving at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida next week should be coming in with mostly healthy rosters. Keeping players healthy once they get to Disney will be another challenge, as workloads ramp up quickly for the July 30 resumption of games - but, at least at the start of camps for the resumed season, rosters will be deeper than they were when the league shut down on March 11.

"I'm as healthy as possible."

Player Role

Starting C

Draft Rankings

Overall

#169

Among Cs

#59