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Jusuf Nurkic or Ja Morant (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ja Morant
G - MEM
Ja Morant
Jusuf Nurkic
C - POR
Jusuf Nurkic
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
15 of 23 experts
35%
Recommended by
8 of 23 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 41
Best Rank# 21# 20
Worst Rank# 60# 42
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 42# 41
Best Rank# 21# 20
Worst Rank# 60# 42
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.630.8
Field Goals Made7.66.3
Field Goals Att15.912.5
Field Goals %.477.504
Three Points Made1.20.2
Three Points Att3.60.7
Three Points %.364.178
Free Throws Made4.43.9
Free Throws Att5.65.0
Free Throws %.787.775
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds4.29.9
Assists8.03.5
Turnovers3.62.3
Steals1.01.0
Blocks0.31.6
Points20.816.7
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 42
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 37# 41
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 30# 110
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 32# 34
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 41# 42
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 110
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 70# 181
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 40
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 27# 28
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 25# 31
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 37# 42
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 29# 38
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 33# 37
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 31# 41
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 25# 33
   
Dan Titus
Sports Gambling Podcast
# 29# 28
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 45# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 20
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 60# 28
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 27
   

# 30# 22
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 44# 40
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 25
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Ja Morant
G - MEM
Ja Morant
Jusuf Nurkic
C - POR
Jusuf Nurkic
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,074253
   
Field Goals Made44754
   
Field Goals Att937109
   
Field Goals %.477.495
   
Three Points Made602
   
Three Points Att17910
   
Three Points %.335.200
   
Free Throws Made23931
   
Free Throws Att30835
   
Free Throws %.776.886
   
Offensive Rebound5023
   
Rebounds25882
   
Assists48832
   
Turnovers22019
   
Steals5911
   
Blocks1816
   
Points1,193141
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Ja Morant
G - MEM
Ja Morant
Jusuf Nurkic
C - POR
Jusuf Nurkic
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.630.8
   
Field Goals Made7.66.3
   
Field Goals Att15.912.5
   
Field Goals %.477.504
   
Three Points Made1.20.2
   
Three Points Att3.60.7
   
Three Points %.364.178
   
Free Throws Made4.43.9
   
Free Throws Att5.65.0
   
Free Throws %.787.775
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds4.29.9
   
Assists8.03.5
   
Turnovers3.62.3
   
Steals1.01.0
   
Blocks0.31.6
   
Points20.816.7
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Ja Morant
G - MEM
Ja Morant
Jusuf Nurkic
C - POR
Jusuf Nurkic
News 
 Ja Morant certainly showed up a lot of doubters Wednesday night. He finished with 37 points (14-25 FG, 1-2 3PT, 8-11 FT), along with four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, and one block.
Ethan Biddle
Thu, May 6th
Jusuf Nurkic scored four points on 2-for-6 shooting with nine rebounds, two assists and a block in 23 minutes of Monday's 123-114 loss to the Hawks.
John Aubin
Tue, May 4th
 The eight point showing is his second in three games. Ja Morant didn't do much else either with just five rebounds and six assists in a 14-point loss to the Knicks.
Ethan Biddle
Tue, May 4th
Jusuf Nurkic scored 14 points on 6-for-10 shooting with 11 rebounds, four assists, one three-pointer and two steals in 29 minutes in Sunday's 129-119 win over the Celtics.
John Aubin
Mon, May 3rd
 Ja Morant logged 10 points (3-11 FG, 2-4 3PT, 2-2 FT), eight assists, three rebounds, a block, and an assist in Wednesday's loss to the Trail Blazers.
Dave Kluge - Footballguys
Thu, Apr 29th
Jusuf Nurkic scored 23 points on 9-for-12 field goals and 5-for-7 free throws for 23 points on Friday, grabbing 11 rebounds with one assist in 26 minutes as the Blazers beat the Nets on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, May 1st
 Ja Morant notched 28 points (8-15 FG, 3-4 3PT, 9-12 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals in Sunday's win over the Trail Blazers.
Dave Kluge - Footballguys
Mon, Apr 26th
Jusuf Nurkic scored 15 points on 5-for-10 shooting with nine boards, a steal and a block over 21 minutes in Wednesday's win over Memphis.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 29th
 Ja Morant logged 13 points (5-14 FG, 0-1 3PT, 3-4 FT), 10 assists, three rebounds, and five turnovers in Monday's win over the Bulls.
Dave Kluge - Footballguys
Tue, Apr 13th
Jusuf Nurkic scored 11 points on 4-for-10 shooting while adding 11 rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 20 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Pacers.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 28th
Notes 
 Ja Morant was terrific in his first-year campaign with the Grizzlies by winning the 2019 Rookie of the Year Award. He averaged 17.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.9 triples while shooting 47.7 percent from the floor across 31.0 minutes in 2019-20. The Grizzlies will rely on Morant to shoulder the offensive load and once again carry them to the playoffs. Morant will look build on his strong rookie campaign and is expected to go in the top-25 in upcoming fantasy drafts.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros
After suffering a horrific leg injury in March of 2019, Nurkic didn't get back on the court until the summer of 2020 in the NBA bubble. When he did finally return he was better than ever, averaging 17.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game in eight regular-season games. It wasn't much different in the playoffs, where he averaged a double-double in five games against the Lakers. He could be primed for a breakout season with the Blazers in the upcoming season.
Aaron Larson - FantasyPros