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Denver Nuggets: Just the Start for Jusuf Nurkic?

(Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content At Hoopstuff… For months the Cleveland Cavaliers were trying to pry former Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov away from Denver to solidify their lineup with a strong defensive presence around the rim. Denver was hesitant to do so however because of the great uncertainty at the five spot behind...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

01/14/2015 – “Boston Cwram Crowder”

Slim & JB go over the big games from last night including Mo Williams' outburst and several injuries across the league, rank the big men that have emerged off the wire including Hassan Whiteside and Jusuf Nurkic, go over the RCL leagues including Pops's Team still killing it, then wrap up previewing tonight's games with our 30-Point Challenge picks. Download in iTunes
Via Razzball Basketball
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks-Nuggets Preview

Although the sample size remains small, there's no denying that the Denver Nuggets' hottest stretch of the season has corresponded with the increased presence of rookie Jusuf Nurkic. The 20-year-old known as the "Bosnian Beast" will make his third straight start Wednesday night, when he'll look to lead Denver to a fifth straight win as it hosts the Dallas Mavericks in the opener...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Jusuf Nurkic gives Nuggets a lift at center

DENVER (AP) The ''Bosnian Bear'' loves chocolate cheesecake with vanilla mousse almost as much as video games and horror films. Some might say Jusuf Nurkic (pronounced you-SOOF nur-KITCH) is just a 6-foot-11, 280-pound kid at heart. Others would say he's really still a kid. The Denver Nuggets decided to make the 20-year-old rookie their starting center by trading Timofey Mozgov...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Winners and Losers of Timofey Mozgov Deal

Jusuf Nurkic: Winner The athletic Center has been red hot as of late.  Nurkic has recorded 14 blocks in the last four games, and has only eclipsed 23 minutes played in one of those four.  This deal will open up a lot more minutes for Nurkic, which means he will be able to showcase his skill set a lot more often. They will still probably choose to be careful with giving the 20...
Via TopSportsReport
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Well-rested Nuggets crush Grizzlies thanks to Lawson, Nurkic

DENVER -- Ty Lawson knocked down jumper after jumper. Rookie Jusuf Nurkic blocked shot after shot. Quite possibly the benefits of some extra slumber. To keep his team from sleepwalking through games - like Denver has been known to do at times - coach Brian Shaw recently started holding pregame shoot-around sessions during the afternoon instead of in the morning. He is hoping extra...
Via AP on Fox
22 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...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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