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Blazers: Jusuf Nurkić calls Portland his home amidst trade rumors

The Portland Trail Blazers flamed out of the playoffs in the first round for the fourth time in five seasons, leading to the mutual parting of ways with head coach Terry Stotts. The organizational changes should not stop there. While President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey said all four starters...
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Jusuf Nurkic gets engaged to longtime girlfriend Emina Duric

With the Trail Blazers out of playoff contention this season, the Bosnian Beast had some business off the court to take care of. While celebrating his longtime girlfriend Emina Duric’s birthday recently, Nurkic got down on one knee and popped the question. She said YES!. “Happy Birthday huh??” he said...
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Jusuf Nurkic Announces Engagement to Girlfriend Emina Duric

Jusuf Nurkic is facing at least some degree of uncertainly this summer regarding his playing future. But as he deals with the Trail Blazers' coaching search and the possibility, no matter how slim, of continuing his career elsewhere, Nurkic's personal life seems more stable than ever. The Bosnian Beast on...

Jusuf Nurkic Proposes To Girlfriend

Portland Trail Blazers’ big man Jusuf Nurkic has something to celebrate as he starts the offseason: his engagement to his girlfriend, Emina Duric. According to the post he made on Instagram, Nurkic proposed while celebrating Duric’s birthday. Congratulations to the happy couple!
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Portland Trail Blazers: Phoenix Suns Deandre Ayton exposes Jusuf Nurkic

In the first two games of the Phoenix Suns semifinals series against the Denver Nuggets, Deandre Ayton has made quick work exposing the Portland Trail Blazers, and more specifically Jusuf Nurkic‘s, defensive flaws. Nikola Jokic put on a clinic against Nurkic and the Blazers defense, bolstering those that voted for him as the league’s MVP.
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Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic leave clues on Portland Trail Blazers re-build

The 2021 season is sadly now over for the Portland Trail Blazers. Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic have already left clues around a potential re-build for the team though. After a disappointing loss in six games to the weakened Denver Nuggets, there were bound to be some unhappy players. They went out with a whimper as a double-digit lead in the third quarter translated to an eventual 11-point loss.
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Jusuf Nurkic doesn’t seem happy with Blazers at all

The Portland Trail Blazers lost Game 6 to the Denver Nuggets on their home floor, meaning their season is now over after a first-round series defeat. It was a disappointing end to an up-and-down season for the Blazers, who seemed prime to potentially make a run after a hot close to the regular season. But it wasn’t meant to be, and there will surely be significant changes within the organization.

Jusuf Nurkic sows doubt in his future with Blazers, team's current situation

Following the Trail Blazers fifth First Round exit in their last eight straight playoff appearances, Portland’s starting center Jusuf Nurkic showed his frustrations while discussing the uncertainty surrounding his future and the franchise. The Blazers collapsed late in the second half of Game 6 as the Nuggets went on and...

Jusuf Nurkic on Blazers: “This is Not the Right Situation”

Less than an hour after the Portland Trail Blazers were ousted from the playoffs by the Denver Nuggets, center Jusuf Nurkic cast doubt on whether he would be with the team next season. In his post-game interview, Nurkic said he wasn’t sure where his basketball future would take him, referring...

Jusuf Nurkic 'needs to be careful' with his fouls in Game 6

Jusuf Nurkic is Portland’s third most important player behind Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. The glaring problem in their first-round series against the Nuggets has been Nurkic’s inability to stay on the court. In the past it used to be because of injury issues, but now it’s because of foul...

Portland Trail Blazers need Jusuf Nurkic on the court to survive Denver and advance: ‘He knows how important he is’

The Portland Trail Blazers must improve in a lot of areas to come back from a 3-2 series deficit and win their first-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets. But there is no area of need more glaring than simply keeping center Jusuf Nurkic in the game and out of foul trouble. When he thrives, the Blazers win. When he is in foul trouble and can’t remain on the court to defend Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, the Blazers struggle.

The Denver Nuggets are zeroing in on Jusuf Nurkic

1. Jusuf Nurkic is the key to this series. When he is effective, the Blazers are effective. He is a +54 overall in a series that is almost perfectly even and has fouled out in all 3 of the games that the Blazers have lost. The Nuggets can’t count on him to foul out of game 6 (although they will…