Jusuf Nurkic

Jusuf Nurkic (POR) – “The Bosnian Beast” nike

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PORCenter: 7’0, 280 lbs; 4th year, Bosnia

NBA Role: offensive-minded pivot • UnderDOG

Jusuf Nurkic is…a dog; very talented offensive player: quick hooks, sweeps down the lane, likes the midrange area but has power & a ton of skill; so what are his best qualities? Well, Nurkic is most comfortable as a scorer (confident, talks s&!@, knows he’s good) & goes hard on both ends; decent young defender: Nurkic’s shown flashes of being an intimidating-disrespectful-shot-blocker*  can he protect the rim as a five?; surprisingly agile but doesn’t get much liftneeds to work on efficiency (shoots in the 40s, which is rough for a big); strong on the glass and in the middle – tries to MOVE guys and then place a ‘feathery’ hook in the basket; acquired by POR (Feb. ’17) – Coach Stott’s long-term C?

*he’s just not that into you #lookdown

Signature Move: ‘outta the way’ • righty hook

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 75


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Career: 8.5 points/game, 6.4 rebounds/game, 47% FG

NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2015)

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“Featured Lights”

  • “Nurk” – Get acquainted w/ Jusuf Nurkic (via FreeDawkins; Oct. 2016):