Jusuf Nurkic Rumors

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Jusuf Nurkic
Jusuf Nurkic
Position: C
Born: 08/23/94
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $1,842,000
But Nurkic has enough work of his own to do. He’s rehabbing after surgery in May to repair a partially torn left patella tendon and that’s going to cost him a summer in which he hoped to work on his game. Though the timetable is in the four-month range, his return date is unknown. Nurkic does not sound optimistic he’d be ready by training camp. Instead he’s focusing on being 100 percent whenever he does return. “I’m going to be patient,” he said. “Everything is going good. (Trainers and doctors) tell me that everything is good. I feel so good, but I must be patient day-by-day.” On the prospect of being ready for training camp: “It’s not important for now,” Nurkic said. “Let’s think about the next 15 years, not one month before, or one less. I just make sure my career is not (hurt) again with this so I just want to make sure I’m fine. It’s not a big deal. I just want to make sure that when I’m back, I’m 100 percent here.”
via Denver Post
With the NBA draft coming Thursday, few prospects are creating more buzz than Croatian shooting guard Mario Hezonja. No longer is he certain to be available when the Nuggets pick in the No. 7 slot. Hezonja is the best player at his position in the draft. At 6-foot-8 and 200 pounds, his athleticism is off the charts, and he shoots the ball with accuracy well beyond 3-point range. He has a connection to Denver too: Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic. They are friends. “I talk to him every day,” Nurkic said. “I think he’s at this age the best shooting guard.”
via Denver Post
After requiring nearly two years to recover from a knee surgery that Danilo Gallinari believes was initially botched, the 26-year-old forward finally regained his form late last season and appears now to be a centerpiece in the Nuggets’ rebuilding efforts, as is center Jusuf Nurkic, recently named one of the league’s 10 best rookies. While Kroenke steadfastly refuses to offer specific names when talking about plans to aggressively retool the roster prior to opening night of the next NBA season, it’s realistic to expect point guard Ty Lawson or forward Kenneth Faried or both to be part of trade discussions prior to the June 25 draft.
via Denver Post
Denver Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic has undergone successful surgery to repair a partially torn left patellar tendon, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. The Surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA this afternoon. Nurkic averaged 6.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.10 blocks in 62 games (27 starts) this season and was recently named to the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team
via NBA.com