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: $1,921,320
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Coach Michael Malone went to the Nikola Jokic and Jusuf Nurkic pairing at the end of last season. What were your thoughts on it and do you think we could see it again next year? Wilson Chandler: “When they put Nurkic and Jokic in, just from a feel of it on the outside looking in, I felt like down the line maybe this year and going forward that’s a great possibility, that’s a great lineup. I think it’s a good strength for our team though, If you have a bigger team you can play those guys, but if you’re getting killed you can go smaller with Gallo at the four, throw me at the four, we can try and catch up that type of way but I think that’s a great strength we have. We can mix it up a lot.”
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In the Peak Pub House on the second level of the Pepsi Center, Jusuf Nurkic snuck into the back of the room after the Nuggets news conference called Wednesday to introduce their newest draftees. How could a 7-foot, 280-pound man sneak into anywhere? When he’s no longer 280 pounds. And Nurkic no longer is. He’s lost 35 pounds in the two months since the end of the season and is hoping his weight loss will pay big dividends in the upcoming season. Asked how he’s done it, Nurkic said: “Steve Hess,” he said. Hess is the Nuggets head strength coach. “It’s Hess and my work ethic,” Nurkic said. “I want to be healthy, and so I want to do whatever I can do be that. And I am; 35 pounds less, being shape.”