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Sport Blazers coach Terry Stotts gushes about Jusuf Nurkic ahead of NBA resumption

05:27  02 july  2020
05:27  02 july  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Blazers coach Terry Stotts told reporters on Wednesday that seven-footer tandem Jusuf Nurkic and Hassan Whiteside will play together in the team’s upcoming scrimmage against the Indiana Pacers. “There’s no question you’ll see it,” said Stotts , per team radio host Jay Allen. Whiteside, meanwhile, was acquired over the summer as a fill-in and had been the Blazers ’ regular starting center prior to the suspension of play. Nurkic and Whiteside are both fairly immobile and have hit only a combined 11 three-pointers (three for Nurkic , eight for Whiteside) in their entire NBA careers, so it may not be a

Even though Jusuf Nurkic will be making his season debut under unusual circumstances, Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts is confident that he is good to go.

a baseball player holding a basketball: Jusuf Nurkic, 25, is now about 15 months removed from the compound leg fracture he suffered during a game against the Brooklyn Nets during the 2018-19 season. © Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports Jusuf Nurkic, 25, is now about 15 months removed from the compound leg fracture he suffered during a game against the Brooklyn Nets during the 2018-19 season.

Speaking with the media Wednesday, Stotts raved about the Bosnian big’s physical condition and said he was ready for the NBA’s resumption in Orlando.

“He’s really been working hard, not only on the court, but in the weight room,” said Stotts of Nurkic, per Orlando Sanchez of KGW-TV in Portland. “He’s been diligent every morning coming in throughout his rehab. … I think physically, it’s the best I’ve seen him look. He’s got good muscle tone, he doesn’t look thin, he looks strong. I don’t know what his body fat is, but honestly, from a physical standpoint, it’s the best I’ve seen him.

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Stotts also said that Nurkic will “in all likelihood” be starting next to Carmelo Anthony but could possibly even start alongside fellow big man Hassan Whiteside, per Sean Highkin of Bleacher Report.

Nurkic, 25, is now about 15 months removed from the compound leg fracture he suffered during a game against the Brooklyn Nets during the 2018-19 season. He has not played since, and Portland traded for Whiteside last summer to hold down the fort at center in Nurkic’s absence.

The Blazers will be getting another major piece back from injury in Orlando, and that should help offset the loss of some of their players who have opted out, including Trevor Ariza and Caleb Swanigan.

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Under Stotts , Portland has made the postseason six straight seasons and is 325-249 over seven seasons since he was hired in 2012. That stretch also includes two division championships and two trips to the Western Conference Semifinals. "In the face of adversity, Terry did an inspirational job this season On Jan. 18 vs. New Orleans, Stotts joined Jack Ramsay as the second coach in franchise history to reach 300 wins and is one of six active NBA head coaches to have 300 victories with their current team. He is also the second head coach to lead the franchise to six straight postseason

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