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Nurkic ‘A Lot of Room to Grow’ on Foul Troubles

Nurkic ‘A Lot of Room to Grow’ on Foul Troubles

Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest details how Nurkic’s foul accumulation is a work in progress. Jusuf Nurkic brings a certain edge and aggressiveness to Portland Trail Blazers’ offense and defense that is needed. However, sometimes this spark gets him in foul trouble, and that can work to keep Nurkic more subdued when the Blazers need him most. Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest talked to Nurkic about his foul troubles that are a work in progress: The Trail Blazers center spends day after day watching film to review his fouls, whether it’s a foul at the rim or a moving screen....
Lakers Nation Mar 17, 2019
Lakers News: Trail Blazers Center Jusuf Nurkic Reflects On First Time Playing Against Kobe Bryant

Lakers News: Trail Blazers Center Jusuf Nurkic Reflects On First Time Playing Against Kobe Bryant

It's not often that players are able to face off with their idols, especially in their first ever NBA game, but that was...
Blazer's Edge Mar 15, 2019
Why the Blazers Can’t Stay Together

Why the Blazers Can’t Stay Together

Portland looks like a potential powerhouse, but their rotation will be short-lived. Here’s why. The 2018-19 Portland Trail Blazers are cruising towards a potential 50-win season and some of the most exciting playoffs matchups in recent memory. Amazing play from Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, a fantastic year from Jusuf Nurkic, and a significantly-bolstered supporting cast make the Blazers a team to be reckoned with...or at least grudgingly respected. But how long do they have to prove themselves before financial and free agency realities hit? That’s the subject of today’s Blazer’s...
www.columbian.com Mar 13, 2019
Blazers snap Clippers’ streak with 125-104 win

Blazers snap Clippers’ streak with 125-104 win

CJ McCollum scored 35 points, Jusuf Nurkic and Damian Lillard added 20 apiece and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped the Los Angeles Clippers’ five-game winning streak with a 125-104 victory Tuesday night.
ClutchPoints Mar 13, 2019
Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic shares story about Kobe Bryant learning a Bosnian curse word to trash talk with him

Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic shares story about Kobe Bryant learning a Bosnian curse word to trash talk with him

Portland Trailblazers center Jusuf Nurkic is playing at such a high level this season that one can’t help but wonder if he’ll ascend into becoming a truly elite NBA player in no time. For Nurkic’s part, he’s learned a lot from his experience playing with the best basketball players in the NBA. He even had […] The post Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic shares story about Kobe Bryant learning a Bosnian curse word to trash talk with him appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Mar 12, 2019
Jusuf Nurkic Featured on ESPN

Jusuf Nurkic Featured on ESPN

The Trail Blazers big man talked about the team, infulential players, and talking trash. Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic recently went on SportsCenter to discuss Damian Lillard, Kobe Bryant and...play ping pong and Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em robots? Yes, Nurkic did it all during his visit on SportsCenter. He talked to ESPN’s Neil Everett about Damian Lillard, discussing how the star point guard changed his life: In many ways. On the floor definitely with his leadership, the way he helped me see a different approach of basketball and on the floor just be out there. Whenever I need...
Rip City Project Mar 11, 2019

Let’s talk about these Jusuf Nurkic and Maurice Harkless dunks from the Portland Trail Blazers win over the Phoenix Suns

There were two dunks from the Portland Trail Blazers recent win over the Phoenix Suns that are worth highlighting. Poetry is mostly boring and pretentious, but every so often it merges with basketball to create something truly magical. On Saturday night’s smackdown of the Phoenix Suns, the Portland Trail Blazers got back-to-back jams from Jusuf […] Let’s talk about these Jusuf Nurkic and Maurice Harkless dunks from the Portland Trail Blazers win over the Phoenix Suns - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Mar 10, 2019
Damian Lillard Drives and Moe Harkless Hammers: Mom’s Favorites

Damian Lillard Drives and Moe Harkless Hammers: Mom’s Favorites

Damian Lillard drives, Maurice Harkless finishes in the restricted area, and Jusuf Nurkic encourages his teammates are all Mom’s Favorites this week. Each week, Team Mom highlights her favorites plays, players and other things that made the Trail Blazers fun to watch. Who is Mom’s Favorite this week? Did anyone get put in the dog house? What were your favorite things this week? Let us know in the comments below. Week 21 March 3-9. Charlotte Hornets (W), Memphis Grizzlies (L), Oklahoma City Thunder (L), Phoenix Suns (W) Mr. Team Mom and I traveled to Memphis, Tennessee this week where...
Blazer's Edge Mar 10, 2019
CJ McCollum’s Efficiency Propels Blazers Over Suns

CJ McCollum’s Efficiency Propels Blazers Over Suns

Portland’s centers help cement the guard-driven victory. CJ McCollum led the Portland Trail Blazers with an uber-efficient 26 points on 14 shots as they cruised to a 127-120 victory over the Phoenix Suns. The Blazers outscored the Suns 78-54 in the second and third quarters to give them a heavy cushion heading into the fourth. The Blazers starters rested for the majority of the fourth quarter and the second unit allowed a comeback to make the score look closer than the game felt. Devin Booker led the Suns with 23 points. Nurk and Turk The Blazers Big man duo of Jusuf Nurkic and Enes...
Blazer's Edge Mar 9, 2019
Nurkic Owns A Gorgeous Hook Shot

Nurkic Owns A Gorgeous Hook Shot

Blazer’s Edge contributor Dan Marang takes a deep dive into Jusuf Nurkic’s “sexy” hook shot. There are now two “signature moves” from the Portland Trail Blazers profiled over the last couple of weeks: Damian Lillard’s step-back fadeaway along with CJ McCollum’s floater—and now it’s on to what is quickly becoming one of my absolute favorites: Jusuf Nurkic’s hook shot. It’s a sexy move. There. I said it. I love everything about Jusuf Nurkic’s hook shot. If you’ve caught the podcast with Tara Bowen-Biggs and I or watched Blazers Outsiders, you probably know that I...
Blazer's Edge Mar 8, 2019
The Final Word on Blazers-Thunder

The Final Word on Blazers-Thunder

Portland lost to Oklahoma City, but it wasn’t all bad. The Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder last night in overtime, falling in a gritty, hard-fought game that featured 51 points from Damian Lillard and the ejection of Jusuf Nurkic. This completed a season-series sweep for Oklahoma City over Portland. Takes abound, ranging from Lillard’s brilliance to consternation at NBA officials to lamentation over Portland’s playoffs chances against tough mid-tier opponents like OKC. The Blazers lost the game for a couple reasons. Their three-point shooting was way off...
ClutchPoints Mar 8, 2019
Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic admits to poor decision in losing temper vs. Thunder

Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic admits to poor decision in losing temper vs. Thunder

Portland Trail Blazers big man Jusuf Nurkic was forced to watch the final minutes of Thursday night’s overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder from the locker room, as he was ejected after a pair of on-court skirmishes with Russell Westbrook and Paul George. Nurkic and Westbrook first tangled in the second quarter. After a […] The post Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic admits to poor decision in losing temper vs. Thunder appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Mar 8, 2019
A Brief Video History of Jusuf Nurkic vs. Paul George and Russell Westbrook

A Brief Video History of Jusuf Nurkic vs. Paul George and Russell Westbrook

We revisit Thursday’s epic battle between Nurkic and OKC’s Dynamic Duo. As history warned, a matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers and Oklahoma City Thunder invariably results in a few scuffles, and Thursday’s edition featured Jusuf Nurkic, Russell Westbrook, and Paul George. The ultimate result: Nurkic’s ejection, which altered the outcome of the fourth quarter and overtime. Round 1: Nurkic vs. Westbrook Tonight’s saga began when Nurkic and Westbrook lagged behind a play in the second quarter. Westbrook took exception to the placement of Nurkic’s foot and responded with a...
Blazer's Edge Mar 8, 2019
Thunder Defeat Blazers on a Technicality

Thunder Defeat Blazers on a Technicality

Center Jusuf Nurkic takes a beating from Oklahoma City and the refs as Portland loses a critical Western Conference contest. With the intensity and feel of a playoff game, the Oklahoma City Thunder edged the Portland Trail Blazers tonight in overtime despite 51 points from Damian Lillard. The Thunder victory completed the season sweep. In addition to Lillard’s monster night, CJ McCollum added 25 of his own. On the other side, Russell Westbrook and Paul George combined for 69 points. Throughout all 53 minutes of play, neither team led by more than eight; there were 23 lead changes and 16...
Blazer's Edge Mar 8, 2019
Recap: Nurkic Tossed, Blazers Fall in OT, 129-121

Recap: Nurkic Tossed, Blazers Fall in OT, 129-121

In a chippy game with playoff intensity, OKC elbowed their way past Portland. Literally. A wild Thursday night in Portland ended with a deflating 129-121 overtime loss to Oklahoma City (Box Score). After multiple altercations, Jusuf Nurkic was ejected, but not before being elbowed in the head. Damian Lillard scored 50, but it felt like a late-game afterthought. Let’s recap a few details until Nate has the full analysis ready in probably about 5 hours. Possible playoff preview. With both teams jockeying for position, they fought back and forth through constant lead changes all night....

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