Tagged Jusuf Nurkic

The Portland Trail Blazers are Still Closer Than You Thought

I’ll be the first to admit it: I was dead wrong about the Portland Trail Blazers. After their embarrassing showing against the New Orleans Pelicans last postseason, I thought it was time for them to blow things up. Damian Lillard was obviously a top-five guy at his position, but I had questions about his ability…


Week 25 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: Making Your Final Championship Push

If your fantasy basketball championship round either begins or continues this week, allow me to express my condolences. With only a week-and-a-half left in the NBA regular season, this is the time of year where real-roster chicanery runs amok from playoff locks to tankers alike. Championship contenders eyeing deep playoff runs look to buy their…


Pick-and-Roll Defense Looms for Enes Kanter, Portland Trail Blazers

On Monday, March 25th, Jusuf Nurkic’s leg crumbled simultaneously with the Portland Trail Blazers’ playoff hopes. Without their third best player, interior anchor and one of the most league’s underrated bigs, the Blazers have a large void with just two weeks before the postseason begins. The gruesome injury resulted in compound fractures of the tibia…