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How Attractive an Asset is Meyers Leonard?

How Attractive an Asset is Meyers Leonard?

Meyers Leonard has an outsized contract and no real place in the Blazers’ rotation, What might other teams think about him in a potential trade? Portland Trail Blazers fans have been wondering what to do with Meyers Leonard since July of 2016, when Neil Olshey, flush with the raised cap that summer, handed him a 4-year, $41 million contract. Flash forward two years, and although Leonard remains on the Trail Blazers roster, his place is more uncertain than ever: they have a capable starting center in Jusuf Nurkic, a promising big man in Zach Collins who needs minutes, and another energetic...
Blazer's Edge Jul 13, 2018
Where Jusuf Nurkic Ranks Among NBA Centers

Where Jusuf Nurkic Ranks Among NBA Centers

Portland’s free-agent center has a new four-year contract. How good is he really? NBA free agency provides a window into player valuation throughout the league. Arguments can be made during the season using advanced statistics and game film, but many (including players themselves) use contract amount as the trump card in such discussions. Guys who make the most are worth the most. This simple approach ignores market forces. Dollars don’t indicate everything. The best guys get their money no matter how tight the market is and the rest sometimes have to languish in the limbo of free...
Blazer's Edge Jul 11, 2018
Lowe: Blazers Faced No “Serious Competition” to Re-Sign Nurkic

Lowe: Blazers Faced No “Serious Competition” to Re-Sign Nurkic

Nurkic’s deal is reminiscent of the one Mason Plumlee signed with Denver, Lowe details. Jusuf Nurkic re-signed with the Portland Trail Blazers last Friday as NBA Free Agency had begun to wind down. Nurkic’s four-year deal could reach up to $54 million with incentives, but will likely be $48 million (only $4 million of Nurkic’s fourth year on the contract is guaranteed as well). Zach Lowe of ESPN reports Portland didn’t have face any “serious competition” for Nurkic, and also likens the situation to Mason Plumlee’s extension with the Denver Nuggets: Portland faced no serious...
Hoops Habit Jul 10, 2018

Portland Trail Blazers: 3 reasons Jusuf Nurkic contract is a good one

The Portland Trail Blazers have made some interesting moves this offseason, but one of the better ones was bringing back Jusuf Nurkic. The Portland Trail Blazers let backup center, Ed Davis, walk in free agency. They also decided to move on from Shabazz Napier and Pat Connaughton. Portland added a guard, Nik Stauskas, to a […] Portland Trail Blazers: 3 reasons Jusuf Nurkic contract is a good one - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Blazer's Edge Jul 10, 2018
Summer League First (and Second) Impressions

Summer League First (and Second) Impressions

On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Tara Bowen-Biggs and Steve DeWald join Danny Marang from Las Vegas Summer League to discuss Jusuf Nurkic’s new deal and the Blazer’s free agency period so far, the Summer League Blazers looking great so far, Wade Baldwin wants a deal now please, Zach Collins struggles offensively but growth defensively, listener questions, favorite thing about summer league, life in the college dorms and more! it has Intro Steve DeWald and Tara Bowen-Biggs live from Las Vegas Opening Comments Jusuf Nurkic signs a 4 year/$48 million deal Seth...
Blazer's Edge Jul 10, 2018
Nurk’s Contract and Late-Fee Agency FAQ

Nurk’s Contract and Late-Fee Agency FAQ

The Portland Trail Blazers still have a few decisions to make, but their free agency strategy is coming into focus. Eric Griffith breaks down some frequently asked questions about their remaining options. Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders broke additional details on Trail Blazers’ center’s Jusuf Nurkic’s new contract yesterday. With that information, plus the signing of Seth Curry, Nik Stauskas, and Gary Trent Jr., general manager Neil Olshey has few free agency options remaining. Here are some FAQs about those remaining choices: Jusuf Nurkic’s New Deal Some of Nurkic’s deal is...
Blazer's Edge Jul 10, 2018
Financial Details of Jusuf Nurkic’s New Deal Emerge

Financial Details of Jusuf Nurkic’s New Deal Emerge

The center signed a new four-year deal with the Blazers last week. When Jusuf Nurkic’s four-year deal to return to the Blazers was announced, there were conflicting reports on the total value of the contract. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that the deal was for $48 million, while The Vertical’s Shams Charania reported the deal to be worth $53 million. Eric Pincus from Basketball Insiders has shed some light on the Blazers agreement with Nurkic: Jusuf Nurkic has a $54 mil deal w/the Blazers but $6 mil is in unlikely incentives - starts at $11.1 mil ramping up for 2 years then...
Rip City Project Jul 9, 2018

A summary of the Portland Trail Blazers free agency

Despite the Portland Trail Blazers only making minor free agency moves, the team still managed to upset and please certain groups of the fanbase as usual. The Portland Trail Blazers likely wrapped up its free agency with the re-signing of Jusuf Nurkic on Friday. The cap-friendly contract combined with a few other moves to keep team […] A summary of the Portland Trail Blazers free agency - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Hoops Habit Jul 9, 2018

2018 NBA free agency grades: Blazers keeping Jusuf Nurkic

The Portland Trail Blazers have decided to keep their core together, agreeing to a deal with starting center Jusuf Nurkic. Following a first round sweep at the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans, the Portland Trail Blazers headed into the 2018 offseason unsure of their direction moving forward. That plan has now become a little […] 2018 NBA free agency grades: Blazers keeping Jusuf Nurkic - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Blazer's Edge Jul 7, 2018
Blazers, Nurkic Both Benefited from Free Agent Deal

Blazers, Nurkic Both Benefited from Free Agent Deal

Ben Golliver of SI.com writes that both sides needed each other. The Portland Trail Blazers and Jusuf Nurkic needed each other, contributing to mutual agreement on a 4-year, $48 million deal to end Nurkic’s free agency and return him to a Portland uniform. SI.com’s Ben Golliver makes that claim in an article grading the move, which he gives a B+ after extensive explanation. Golliver describes the environment in which the deal was struck: Olshey needed to keep his best big man to placate All-NBA guard Damian Lillard and avoid backsliding following a surprising run to the West’s No. 3...
Rip City Project Jul 7, 2018

Why it was so important for Blazers to re-sign Jusuf Nurkic

The Portland Trail Blazers officially re-signed Jusuf Nurkic to a four-year, $48 million deal on Friday night. After losing Ed Davis, re-signing Nurkic was essential. So far, the Blazers’ offseason hasn’t gone exactly to plan. The team let Ed Davis go to Brooklyn for $4.4 million, then signed two guards to replace Pat Connaughton and […] Why it was so important for Blazers to re-sign Jusuf Nurkic - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Jul 7, 2018
5 Implications of Re-Signing Jusuf Nurkic

5 Implications of Re-Signing Jusuf Nurkic

Portland re-signed their starting center. One way or another it’ll cost them down the road. Jusuf Nurkic and the Portland Trail Blazers reached a contract agreement that ended his restricted free agency today. According to reports from multiple media sources, the center signed a 4-year, $48 million deal to remain in Portland. Nurkic’s signing gives the Blazers 14 players under contract. It also pushes them past the luxury tax threshold, which may affect how their roster develops in the coming year. Though it seems like a move to preserve the status quo, Nurkic’s signing may become a...
www.columbian.com Jul 6, 2018

Nurkic staying with Blazers on 4-year deal

Restricted free agent Jusuf Nurkic is staying with the Portland Trail Blazers, agreeing to a four-year deal, according to sources.
Blazer's Edge Jul 6, 2018
Jusuf Nurkic Agrees To 4-Year Contract With Blazers

Jusuf Nurkic Agrees To 4-Year Contract With Blazers

The Blazers’ starting big man is staying in Portland. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday night that the Portland Trail Blazers and Jusuf Nurkic have agreed to a new long-term contract. Two near-simultaneous reports gave slightly differing numbers. This may be related to the fourth year’s reported partial guarantee. Deal includes partial guarantee in 4th year, source says. https://t.co/p5tUmxnhGD— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 7, 2018 Restricted free agent Jusuf Nurkic has agreed to a four-year, $53M deal with Portland, league sources tell Yahoo.— Shams Charania...
ClutchPoints Jul 6, 2018
Jusuf Nurkic agrees to four-year deal with Blazers

Jusuf Nurkic agrees to four-year deal with Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers retained their starting center Jusuf Nurkic after both camps agreed to a four-year deal, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Deal includes partial guarantee in 4th year, source says. https://t.co/p5tUmxnhGD — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 7, 2018 More to follow. The post Jusuf Nurkic agrees to four-year deal with Blazers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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