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Jusuf Nurkic said he remains a "couple of days" away from returning to the court as he recovers from a sprained right ankle. The 7-foot rookie center has missed seven games due to the sprain. "You know, it's still so sore," Nurkic said. "I try and practice when I can. I think in a couple of more days I'll be fine." Denver Post

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If you think all this talk of Nurkic borders on hyperbole, then you should take a look at this play from Wednesday night's game vs. the Phoenix Suns at Pepsi Center. With 7:00 remaining in the third quarter, Nurkic sent the defending Markieff Morris to the floor on a post-up (or maybe Morris sent himself to the floor). Nurkic scored fairly easily and happened to catch the ball on its way through the rim. So, naturally, he decided to hand the ball right to Morris while he was still on the ground. Yahoo! Sports

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The more interesting questions surround Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried. Denver isn’t shopping those guys, but Jusuf Nurkic is the only true untouchable on the roster, per several league sources who have dealt with the Nuggets. The sense around the league is that you could land Lawson or Faried with a Godfather offer. They are gettable. Boston and Denver have had exploratory talks about Lawson, per several sources. Grantland

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Nurkic had planned to go back to his home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the break. Now he's headed to New York after playing a very solid pre-all-star-break portion of the season for the Nuggets. Denver Post

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Jusuf Nurkic's dad is a policeman in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. One day a Bosnian sports agent Enes Trnovcevic was reading a newspaper where he read: "Bosnian policeman, Hariz Nurkic has beaten 14 people in a fight." He knew what to do instantly! Next day he went to Tuzla and met with Nurkic's father. The only thing he asked him was: "Do you have a son?" Jusuf Nurkic was at that time a 14 years old boy and never trained basketball. Enes Trnovcevic took him to Slovenia and gave him an opportunity he accepted and used. SB Nation

Jusuf has confirmed at least the gist of the story, and I'm inclined to believe the part about beating up 14 guys because if I say I don't believe it, I might get beat up, too. SB Nation

Nuggets rookie center Jusuf Nurkic has played so well of late that USA Today broached the subject of him possibly playing himself into rookie of the year conversation. So, then, that subject was broached with Shaw. "I do think if he finishes the rest of the season the way he has been playing, and improve, he has as good chance as anybody else," Shaw said. Boulder Daily Camera

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