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Jusuf Nurkic, Gary Harris have looked like keepers

Just two games into the preseason, the largely unknown commodity was quickly becoming known. His name: Jusuf Nurkic. Opposing coaching staffs told Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw how impressed they were. "Just about him and how physical he is and the way he goes after rebounds," Shaw said. Nurkic, 20, has been a rebounding machine through five preseason games. Even though...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Randle slams nasty poster dunk on Jusuf Nurkic

As you probably know by now, there are few things that I enjoy more than nasty poster slam dunks and during tonight’s Nuggets-Lakers preseason affair, Julius Randle provided us with one. Check out the Lakers rookie forward driving the lane on a pick-and-roll and throwing down the monster poster jam in near the Nuggets Jusuf Nurkic: That was straight nasty, Julius! *** Randle dunks...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets Rookie Branded A Traitor After Signing NBA Contract

The Denver Nuggets acquired 7-foot Bosnian center Jusuf Nurkic in a draft day trade with the Chicago Bulls, who had selected the big man with the 16th pick the NBA Draft. Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of him, because we hadn’t either before today (if you’d like to bone up on your Jusuf Nurkic knowledge, go here). Nurkic was scheduled to play with the Bosnian national...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nuggets ink rookies Nurkic and Harris

The Denver Nuggets have officially come to terms with 2014 first-round draft picks Gary Harris and Jusuf Nurkic, team vice president of basketball operations and general manager Tim Connelly announced Thursday. The Nuggets had to buy Nurkic out of his contract with Croatian team KK Cedevita so he could join Denver this season. It was very important for the Nuggets to develop Nurkic...
Via Mile High Sports
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Nuggets News: Denver to sign first-round pick Jusef Nurkic

The Denver Nuggets have signed Jusef Nurkic according to a no-nonsense tweet from Mark Deeks of Nuggets have signed Jusuf Nurkic.— Mark Deeks (@MarkDeeksNBA) July 24, 2014 Nurkic was considered one of the top foreign prospects in the 2014 Draft and was part of the trade that sent Doug McDermott to the Chicago Bulls for the 16th and 19th overall picks. With the 16th...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nuggets' pick Jusuf Nurkic, GM Tim Connelly have high hopes for future

Four and a half years ago, Jusuf Nurkic was 6-foot-6 at age 15, hanging out in his hometown of Tuzla, Bosnia, and going about the business of being a kid. Then basketball came knocking. What kid that tall isn't a ballplayer? Nurkic was approached about trying basketball. Having already tried soccer, but not finding much success in that sport, he agreed. "Because I had...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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