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Jusuf Nurkić Discusses Workouts, Rehabilitation, Wanting To Return A Better Player And His 'Head Being Good' Saturday afternoon in Phoenix, Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkić went through an on-court workout, the first the public has seen since the 7-0 Bosnian suffered compound fractures to his left tibia and fibula in a double overtime victory versus the Nets at the Moda Center on March 25.
2020 NBA Mock Draft: Warriors, Trail Blazers, Spurs benefit from slow start 8 overall, Chicago should have no reservations in taking a player with a lot of potential and hopefully enlisting some help on the perimeter. Onyeka Okongwu is a freakishly talented product out of Chino Hills, and could very well be San Antonio\u2019s next big success.
'Right where I want to be': Trail Blazers center Jusuf… "I see a lot of things differently from court, the bench and the locker room. It's like a totally different person."
WATCH: Jusuf Nurkic Gets Shots Up In Practice As He Works His Way Back From Leg Injury Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic continues to make solid progress in his recovery from the leg injury he suffered against the Brooklyn Nets last March. It's unclear when Nurkic will play again, but the good news is that he's getting up shots at Blazers practice:.
Trail Blazers Have Options for Improvement Matt Ellentuck of SBNation outlines Portland’s three potential courses, all of which could include the same player.
5 teams that should jump at trading for Draymond Green if Warriors make him available If the Golden State Warriors were to shift course and try to trade Draymond Green, there are five teams that should jump on that opportunity.
Where Do The Blazers Go From Here? It's starting to get to that point of the season where the Portland Trail Blazers are becoming in danger of not turning thing around. It's only mid-December, but the Blazers are just 10-16, and in a rugged Western Conference that has left 50-win teams out of the playoffs in the past, that's concerning.
Here's your ultimate Jusuf Nurkic workout highlight Jusuf Nurkic continued to show how his rehabilitation is going Saturday in Phoenix. Nurkic going through drills is yet another evolution in his rehabilitation, this coming days after he was seen running stairs at Pepsi Center after Trail Blazers shootaround.
Blazers Included in Best Options for Andre Iguodala Earlier in the week, ESPN's Andre Snelling listed the Blazers as one of the top options for Iguodala's services. Snelling justified Iguodala's lofty cost, a first-round pick, with this explanation:. The Blazers' defense has already taken a massive hit with Zach Collins' shoulder injury.
Neil Olshey: New York Knicks Savior? After suggesting that Toronto Raptors lead executive Masai Ujuri was a "pie-in-the-sky" candidate, Berman cited Portland's flagging 2019-20 record as a reason Olshey may be available. He praised Olshey's qualities… …while also citing his ambition:.
Cavaliers Face Tough Trade Market for Kevin Love According to The Athletic's Jason Lloyd, the Cavs might have to temper their expectations when evaluating potential returns for Love. Lloyd explained that Love's contract, that runs through the 2022-23 season, is lowering his value. Lloyd continued with a comment from an unnamed league executive.
Blazers’ Slow Start Among Early-Season Disappointments Sports Illustrated’s Michael Shapiro included the Trail Blazers’ struggles on a list of disappoints that marked the first quarter of the 2019-20 season.
3 Modest Trade Targets Worthy of the Blazers’ Attention If Portland does make a significant draft asset available in a blockbuster trade, it will be imperative that the Blazers continue to find ways to cultivate talent on controlled contracts. With that in mind, here are three potential targets that could benefit from a long audition in Portland.
Nurkic, covered in sweat after a workout, talks about his progress "But when you can hold that backcourt, Portland's starting backcourt, to 28 points only three free-throw attempts… I thought our defense on Dame and CJ was terrific." And while holding down Portland's guards, the Nuggets were piling up the threes at the other end.
Portland Pilots cruise past Geoducks Freshman point guard Chase Adams tallied a season-high 14 points, while junior guard Malcolm Porter added 12 points six rebounds and six assists.Portland sophomore center Theo Akwuba made his season debut and finished with eight points and five rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench.
Best Game Ever: Damian Lillard scored 50 and hit a game-winner in a playoff clincher Dan Woike asked NBA players to tell us about the best game in their basketball career. This week: Damian Lillard. April 23, 2019: Trail Blazers 118, Thunder 115. 50 points, 17-33 FGs, 10-18 3FGs, seven rebounds, six assists, three steals.
NBA Trade Rumors: LaMarcus Aldridge to the Portland Trail Blazers The NBA season is in full swing and along with it comes various NBA trade rumors. Many big name players may be on a new team sooner than later.
3 reasons why the Trail Blazers young core should be untouchable We could trade for Danilo Gallinari. We have the assets to make this trade, but if we gave up a first round pick or a young player like Gary Trent Jr, there is a chance Gallinari doesn't re-sign next summer. This would be a disaster.
Damian Lillard's Hall of Fame induction, bench woes, bathroom breaks: Portland Trail Blazers notes So it was kind of the first time they shared what they saw. Because they saw me every day. I think that kind of put it in perspective for me." Lillard is perhaps the most decorated athlete in Weber State history, earning three All-Big Sky selections, two Big Sky MVPs and NCAA third-team All-American honors as a senior.
The 22 Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Dec 27-29 While you might be inclined to take this upcoming weekend as a chance to rest up before the worldwide party that is New Year's begins in earnest, this weekend has other plans.
Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Luka's latest opus Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks: 41 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists, 3 TO. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers: 38 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 TO. Hassan Whiteside, Portland Trail Blazers: 33 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 blocks. Lowlights. Tim Hardaway Jr., Dallas Mavericks: 2 points, 5 rebounds, 2 TO.
Carmelo Anthony's Resurgence in Portland Proves This is No Farewell Tour This is not Carmelo Anthony's farewell tour with the Trail Blazers in Portland, as he's proving he still has a role to play in the NBA.
The 19 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: Dec 23-26 While this maybe seems like the answer to a dumb question you might be surprised at what else a week can be even when there's a Christmas smack in the middle of it. There's some funk, there's some basketball, there's even some Liberace and Liza on the menu, and that's not counting the veritable feast of movies and tv to gorge upon.
Former Trail Blazers Forward Moe Harkless Thriving with Clippers The Blazers had a great deal of turnover this summer, and one of the departed players, Moe Harkless, is having a banner season for the LA Clippers.
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