Jusuf Nurkic

JUSUF NURKIC (POR)

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#27•J. NURKIC

C • 7’0, 280 lbs; 6th year, Bosnia

STAR UNDERDOG

NBA ROLE: OFFENSIVE-MINDED PIVOT

 

Jusuf Nurkic is a beast up front; very talented offensive player: quick hooks, sweeps down the lane, likes midrange shots 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) but is aggressive on both ends; shown flashes of being a solid interior defender – can he protect the rim as a five?; struggles to check better athletes & closing out to shooters; surprisingly agile on offense despite not getting much lift; needs to work on passing out of doubles and finding cutters/shooters after posting; strong on the glass and in the middle (uses size to a tremendous advantage) – tries to MOVE guys and then place ‘feathery’ hooks in the basket; can he extend range on J?; inside scoring complement to Dame & CJ – will Nurk continue to climb the ranks at his position?


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MORE ON THE “BOSNIAN BEAST”

  • Career: 11.6 points/game, 8 rebounds/game, 49% FG

  • Avg. career-high 15.6 points/game (2018-19)

  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2015)

  • (FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K19 RATING: 79