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Jakob Poeltl or Jusuf Nurkic (2022)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jakob Poeltl
C - SAS
Jakob Poeltl
Jusuf Nurkic
C - POR
Jusuf Nurkic
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
11 of 18 experts
39%
Recommended by
7 of 18 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13
Best Rank# 13
Worst Rank# 29
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 69
Best Rank# 36
Worst Rank# 101
   
Projections 
   
Minutes29.428.5
Field Goals Made6.25.4
Field Goals Att10.110.5
Field Goals %.617.515
Three Points Made0.00.3
Three Points Att0.11.0
Three Points %.679.306
Free Throws Made1.53.0
Free Throws Att3.14.4
Free Throws %.496.681
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds9.610.7
Assists2.82.9
Turnovers1.62.5
Steals0.71.1
Blocks1.80.8
Points14.014.2
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertOUTDTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 23
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 13# 29
   
Eric Moody
Pro Football Network
# 18# 24
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 20# 22
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 17# 21
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 30
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 11# 18
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 17# 19
   
Dan Titus
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 18
   
Kyle Williams
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 22
   
Luke Monaldo
FantasyPros
# 21# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 29# 21
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 14# 13
   
Bradlee Kilgore
Fantrax
# 21# 20
   
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
FantasyPros
# 25# 21
   
Leszek Bialecki
FB-Ninja
# 23# 21
   
Mike Randle
FTN
# 24# 22
   
Jason Klabacha
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 21
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Jakob Poeltl
C - SAS
Jakob Poeltl
Jusuf Nurkic
C - POR
Jusuf Nurkic
2021 Stats 
   
   
Minutes1,9691,579
   
Field Goals Made410321
   
Field Goals Att663601
   
Field Goals %.618.534
   
Three Points Made115
   
Three Points Att156
   
Three Points %1.000.268
   
Free Throws Made94185
   
Free Throws Att190268
   
Free Throws %.495.690
   
Offensive Rebound262168
   
Rebounds634619
   
Assists189157
   
Turnovers109143
   
Steals4562
   
Blocks11834
   
Points915842
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Jakob Poeltl
C - SAS
Jakob Poeltl
Jusuf Nurkic
C - POR
Jusuf Nurkic
2022 Projections 
   
   
Minutes29.428.5
   
Field Goals Made6.25.4
   
Field Goals Att10.110.5
   
Field Goals %.617.515
   
Three Points Made0.00.3
   
Three Points Att0.11.0
   
Three Points %.679.306
   
Free Throws Made1.53.0
   
Free Throws Att3.14.4
   
Free Throws %.496.681
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds9.610.7
   
Assists2.82.9
   
Turnovers1.62.5
   
Steals0.71.1
   
Blocks1.80.8
   
Points14.014.2
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Jakob Poeltl
C - SAS
Jakob Poeltl
Jusuf Nurkic
C - POR
Jusuf Nurkic
News 
 Jakob Poeltl has been downgraded to out ahead of the Spurs' matchup with the Pelicans on Friday night.
Dan Tursky
Fri, Dec 2nd
Jusuf Nurkic grabbed 10 rebounds while also recording one steal, blocking one shot, dishing out one assist, and scoring eight points (2-8 FG, 0-1 3PT, 4-6 FT) in the Trailblazers' 128-109 loss to the Lakers.
Chris Schommer
Thu, Dec 1st
 Spurs C Jakob Poeltl left Saturday's game against the Lakers in the second quarter with an ankle injury and did not return. He finished with 12 points and nine rebounds in a 143-138 loss.
Kendall Capps
Sun, Nov 27th
Jusuf Nurkic flirted with a triple-double for the Trailblazers Tuesday night, dishing out seven assists, grabbing 10 rebounds, and scoring 13 points (6-15 FG, 1-3 3PT) while also blocking three shots in a 118-112 loss to the Clippers.
Chris Schommer
Wed, Nov 30th
 Spurs C Jakob Poeltl finished with just 10 points and eight rebounds as San Antonio lost their lost their seventh game in a row, 105-94 to the Lakers.
Kendall Capps
Sat, Nov 26th
Jusuf Nurkic posted a double-double for the Trailblazers Sunday night, grabbing 14 rebounds and scoring 17 points (6-12 FG, 0-2 3PT, 5-8 FT) while also blocking one shot and dishing out four assists in a 111-97 loss to the Nets.
Chris Schommer
Mon, Nov 28th
 Jakob Poeltl could not get anything going on offense Wednesday in a 129-110 loss to the Pelicans. He finished with just four points on 1-for-3 shooting.
Kendall Capps
Thu, Nov 24th
Jusuf Nurkic flirted with a triple-double for the Trailblazers Friday night, grabbing right rebounds, dishing out seven assists, and scoring 20 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3PT, 4-5 FT) while also blocking two shots in a 132-129 win over the Knicks.
Chris Schommer
Sat, Nov 26th
 Jakob Poeltl dropped 20 points (8-15 FG, 4-4 FT) to go with eight rebounds and three assists in Saturday night's 119-97 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
Leo Sells
Sun, Nov 20th
Jusuf Nurkic led the Trailblazers' offense Wednesday night, scoring 22 points (9-14 FG, 2-3 3PT, 2-2 FT) while also recording three steals, dishing out one assist, and grabbing six rebounds in a 114-96 loss to the Cavaliers.
Chris Schommer
Thu, Nov 24th
Notes 
 A boring, high-volume center as long as he's in San Antonio. The bad part is that he's a likely trade candidate this season, which could tank his value depending on the landing spot.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
I struggled with where to rank Nurkic, and just kind of landed on this spot. He doesn't have a ton of upside but offers find counting stats.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Jakob Poeltl enters 2021-2022 in an interesting situation. The 26-year-old, 7-foot-1 center should see a big scoring boost on a Spurs team that appears to be rebuilding without Dejounte Murray. Poeltl's 13.5 PPG and 9.3 RPG should be his floor, unless San Antonio prefers to tank in the second half of the season. Still, there is a lot of upside to a young center that has raised his points, minutes, and rebounds per game in four straight seasons.
Mike Randle - FTN
The 6-foot-11, 290 lb Nurkic just agreed to a four-year, $70 million contract with the Trail Blazers. This provides security for fantasy drafters leery of a nine-year veteran on a Portland team coming off just a 27-win season. The return of Damian Lillard, addition of Jerami Grant, combined with rising star Anfernee Simons, should help secure a fourth double-double season in the last five years.
Mike Randle - FTN