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ClutchPoints May 24, 2019
Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic opens up about recovery, jokes he was surprised NBA didn’t drug test him after he walked weeks after injury

Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic opens up about recovery, jokes he was surprised NBA didn’t drug test him after he walked weeks after injury

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic sustained a heartbreaking injury that prevented the big man from participating in the team’s playoff run. The tibia and fibula fractures were devastating, but it looks like Nurkic is already making good progress on the way to recovery. He sat down with Brooke Olzendam to talk about his recovery […] The post Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic opens up about recovery, jokes he was surprised NBA didn’t drug test him after he walked weeks after injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge May 21, 2019
Olshey: Nurkic on “Great Trajectory” to Return to Play

Olshey: Nurkic on “Great Trajectory” to Return to Play

During exit interviews, the Trail Blazers executive shares optimistic news about the starting center, preaching patience. Portland Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey addressed Portland media during the team’s exit interviews today. During the course of conversation, Olshey gave an update on the health of injured center Jusuf Nurkic, who fractured his leg on March 25th of this year in a game against the Brooklyn Nets. Here’s a transcript of Olshey’s comments on Nurkic, along with the video below. ————- Olshey: Right now we’re in the strengthening...
ClutchPoints May 21, 2019
Blazers GM Neil Olshey says Jusuf Nurkic is in ‘great spirits’ and ‘making great progress’ from leg injury

Blazers GM Neil Olshey says Jusuf Nurkic is in ‘great spirits’ and ‘making great progress’ from leg injury

Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey says big man Jusuf Nurkic is in great spirits and making great progress from the gruesome leg injury he suffered against the Brooklyn Nets on March 25. Nurkic underwent season-ending surgery to repair compound fractures to his left tibia and fibula. Olshey says Nurk is in great spirits […] The post Blazers GM Neil Olshey says Jusuf Nurkic is in ‘great spirits’ and ‘making great progress’ from leg injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints May 21, 2019
Blazers’ Damian Lillard says series vs. Warriors would’ve been different if Jusuf Nurkic played

Blazers’ Damian Lillard says series vs. Warriors would’ve been different if Jusuf Nurkic played

The Portland Trail Blazers were just eliminated by the Golden State Warriors for the third time in four seasons. The two-time defending champions swept Portland in the Western Conference Finals, too, despite playing without Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins for the series’ duration and Andre Iguodala in Monday’s Game 4. Don’t tell Damian Lillard that […] The post Blazers’ Damian Lillard says series vs. Warriors would’ve been different if Jusuf Nurkic played appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge May 20, 2019
Brooke Olzendam: The Blazers Have “Heart”

Brooke Olzendam: The Blazers Have “Heart”

The sideline reporter for the Portland Trail Blazers spoke with OPB’s Crystal Ligori about the difficulties the team has faced this season. Recently, Portland Trail Blazers courtside reporter Brooke Olzendam was interviewed by OPB’s Crystal Ligori on the program “All Things Considered.” Olzendam spoke about Jusuf Nurkic at length, noting that hearts broke around Moda Center the night Nurkic broke his leg. About the team, she said that despite the difficulties they have faced, they have always bounced back. “This group, when I say they’ve got heart, I mean it,” Olzendam said....
Blazer's Edge May 20, 2019
Blazers vs. Warriors Game 4 Preview

Blazers vs. Warriors Game 4 Preview

Portland looks to keep its season alive. Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors (Series: 3-0, Golden State) May 20, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. PTBlazers injuries: Jusuf Nurkic (out), Damian Lillard (he’ll play, but ouch)Warriors injuries: Andre Iguodala (questionable), Kevin Durant (out), DeMarcus Cousins (out)How to watch on TV: ESPNHow to stream: YouTube Live TV, Playstation Vue, Hulu Live TV, FuboTVRadio: 620 AMSBN Affiliate: Golden State of Mind For the second time this postseason the Blazers are staring the end of their season in the face. The last time they faced an elimination...
ClutchPoints May 19, 2019
Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic upset with Oregon newspaper for tweeting story highlighting Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum criticism

Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic upset with Oregon newspaper for tweeting story highlighting Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum criticism

As if falling into a 0-3 hole against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals was not bad enough, the Portland Trail Blazers are now the butt of the joke in a recent piece by hometown paper, The Oregonian. Writer Tim Brown decided to put up an article that aggregated a number of […] The post Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic upset with Oregon newspaper for tweeting story highlighting Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum criticism appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints May 18, 2019
Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic rocks a Game of Thrones-inspired CJ McCollum jacket ahead of Game 3

Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic rocks a Game of Thrones-inspired CJ McCollum jacket ahead of Game 3

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic continues to show support for his teammates, who will attempt to win Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors Saturday night. Nurkic came into Moda Center tonight wearing a CJ McCollum-Game of Thrones jacket, signifying that he wants him to take the charge and […] The post Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic rocks a Game of Thrones-inspired CJ McCollum jacket ahead of Game 3 appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge May 18, 2019
Blazers vs. Warriors Game 3 Preview

Blazers vs. Warriors Game 3 Preview

Portland looks to defend its home turf after being stunned in Game 2. Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors (Series: 2-0, Golden State) May 18, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. PTBlazers injuries: Jusuf Nurkic (out)Warriors injuries: Kevin Durant (out), DeMarcus Cousins (out)How to watch on TV: ESPNHow to stream: YouTube Live TV, Playstation Vue, Hulu Live TV, FuboTVRadio: 620 AMSBN Affiliate: Golden State of Mind The Portland Trail Blazers had every opportunity to silence their critics and steal a game on the home floor of the reigning NBA champions. Instead they fell to pieces, and now need...
Blazer's Edge May 16, 2019
Blazers at Warriors Game 2 Preview

Blazers at Warriors Game 2 Preview

Following a loss in Game 1 to the Warriors, the Blazers look to secure an away win. Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors (Series: 1-0 Golden State) Thursday, May 16 - 6:00 p.m. PTBlazers injuries: Jusuf Nurkic (out)Warriors injuries: DeMarcus Cousins (out), Kevin Durant (out)How to watch on TV: ESPNHow to stream: YouTube Live TV, Playstation Vue, Hulu Live TV, FuboTVRadio: 620 AMSBN Affiliate: Golden State of Mind The Portland Trail Blazers lost Game 1 to the Golden State Warriors 116-94. The Blazers struggled on both ends of the floor. Damian Lillard led the team with 19...
Blazer's Edge May 14, 2019
WCF: Blazers at Warriors Game 1 Preview

WCF: Blazers at Warriors Game 1 Preview

The Blazers have a tough challenge ahead of them in their first Western Conference Finals since 2000 as they matchup with the two-time defending champs. Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors (Series: 0-0) Tuesday, May 14 - 6:00 p.m. PTBlazers injuries: Jusuf Nurkic (out), Rodney Hood (questionable)Thunder injuries: Damian Jones (out), DeMarcus Cousins (out), Kevin Durant (out)How to watch on TV: ESPNHow to stream: YouTube Live TV, Playstation Vue, Hulu Live TV, FuboTVRadio: 620 AMSBN Affiliate: Golden State of Mind The Western Conference Finals begin as the Portland Trail...
ClutchPoints May 12, 2019
Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic says ‘bye bye’ to Nuggets on Twitter

Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic says ‘bye bye’ to Nuggets on Twitter

Portland Trail Blazers big man Jusuf Nurkic was unable to take part in his team’s series win over the Denver Nuggets. Despite failing to see the court during the postseason, however, the Bosnian big man has been with his teammates every step of the way — well, in spirit anyway. This was no different on […] The post Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic says ‘bye bye’ to Nuggets on Twitter appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge May 11, 2019
Game 7 Preview: 12:30 PT Tip on ABC

Game 7 Preview: 12:30 PT Tip on ABC

Everything is on the line as the Blazers fight for a spot in the Western Conference Finals Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets (Series tied 3-3) May 12, 2019 - 12:30 p.m. PTBlazers injuries: Jusuf Nurkic (out)Nuggets injuries: Michael Porter Jr. (out)How to watch on TV: ABCHow to stream: WatchESPN, YouTube TV (or other services that carry local ABC streaming)Radio: 620 AMSBN Affiliate: Denver Stiffs It all comes down to this. For the Portland Trail Blazers and the Denver Nuggets, one team will face the defending champions in the Western Conference Finals. The other team will return...
ClutchPoints May 11, 2019

Damian Lillard calls comments from Nuggets radio team on Jusuf Nurkic ‘BS’

Portland Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard is not happy with Denver Nuggets radio host Scott Hastings, who had some unprofessional things to say about Jusuf Nurkic in Game 6 up in Portland. After the Blazers iced Game 6 over the Nuggets, Hastings said someone should “kick Nurkic in the shin” because he was […] The post Damian Lillard calls comments from Nuggets radio team on Jusuf Nurkic ‘BS’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge May 11, 2019
Nurkic to Lillard, ‘wish I could play with my broken leg’

Nurkic to Lillard, ‘wish I could play with my broken leg’

According to Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic expressed a desire to play through his leg injury. The Trail Blazers have weathered the storm created by Jusuf Nurkic’s absence due to injury. Despite losing the linchpin to its defense, Portland has pushed its way to Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals. Regardless of the gruesome nature of his injury, it is clear that Nurkic yearns to join his teammates on the court. After securing a victory in Game 6, Zac Al-Khateeb of Sporting News captured a quote from Damian Lillard that encapsulated Nurkic’s desire to get back...

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