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Jusuf Nurkic or Jamal Murray (2020)

Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jusuf Nurkic
C - POR
Jusuf Nurkic
Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
14 of 23 experts
39%
Recommended by
9 of 23 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44
Best Rank# 24
Worst Rank# 47
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 44
Best Rank# 24
Worst Rank# 47
   
Projections 
   
Minutes30.833.9
Field Goals Made6.37.8
Field Goals Att12.517.0
Field Goals %.504.459
Three Points Made0.22.3
Three Points Att0.76.2
Three Points %.178.367
Free Throws Made3.93.2
Free Throws Att5.03.6
Free Throws %.775.875
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds9.94.2
Assists3.55.0
Turnovers2.32.4
Steals1.01.1
Blocks1.60.3
Points16.721.1
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertOUT-
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 22# 41
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 39# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 39
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 28# 36
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 48
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 31
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 42# 46
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 28# 36
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 31# 32
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 42# 47
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 37# 42
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 40# 43
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 28# 36
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 33# 44
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 181# 55
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 41# 24
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 34# 33
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 36
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 110# 57
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 41# 36
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 28
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 38# 35
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 110# 57
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Jusuf Nurkic
C - POR
Jusuf Nurkic
Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2531,904
   
Field Goals Made54408
   
Field Goals Att109894
   
Field Goals %.495.456
   
Three Points Made2112
   
Three Points Att10324
   
Three Points %.200.346
   
Free Throws Made31163
   
Free Throws Att35185
   
Free Throws %.886.881
   
Offensive Rebound2345
   
Rebounds82236
   
Assists32284
   
Turnovers19127
   
Steals1167
   
Blocks1617
   
Points1411,091
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Jusuf Nurkic
C - POR
Jusuf Nurkic
Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes30.833.9
   
Field Goals Made6.37.8
   
Field Goals Att12.517.0
   
Field Goals %.504.459
   
Three Points Made0.22.3
   
Three Points Att0.76.2
   
Three Points %.178.367
   
Free Throws Made3.93.2
   
Free Throws Att5.03.6
   
Free Throws %.775.875
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds9.94.2
   
Assists3.55.0
   
Turnovers2.32.4
   
Steals1.01.1
   
Blocks1.60.3
   
Points16.721.1
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Jusuf Nurkic
C - POR
Jusuf Nurkic
Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
News 
 Jusuf Nurkic underwent surgery on his wrist on Tuesday and is expected to be re-evaluated in six weeks.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Jan 19th
Jamal Murray played only 21 minutes in a blowout win over Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, scoring a season-low five points (2-10 FG, 0-3 3-pt, 1-1 FT) while adding just two rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one turnover.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Jan 19th
 Trail Blazers C Jusuf Nurkic will undergo surgery on his broken right wrist and will be out approximately eight weeks.
Adam Koffler
Fri, Jan 15th
Nuggets guard Jamal Murray scored 30 points (11-27 FG, 4-11 3-pt, 4-5 FT) in a loss to Utah on Sunday, while adding five rebounds, four assists, and one block in 42 minutes of action.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Jan 17th
 Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic has been diagnosed with a broken right wrist and will not return to Thursday's game.
Alex Burns - Hoop Beast
Thu, Jan 14th
Jamal Murray struggled shooting the ball on Thursday night (6-18 FG, 1-8 3-pt, 4-6 FT) on his way to 17 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals, and three turnovers in 37 minutes of playing time in a 114-104 victory over the Warriors.
Lucas Spence
Fri, Jan 15th
 Jusuf Nurkic scored 18 points on 6-for-8 shooting with 12 rebounds, three blocks, and two steals on Wednesday as the Blazers beat the Kings.
John Aubin
Thu, Jan 14th
After matching a season-low with just nine points on Sunday, Jamal Murray scored 20 points (9-20 FG, 2-5 3-pt, 0-2 FT) while adding four assists, one steal, and three turnovers in 35 minutes of playing time in a loss to Brooklyn on Tuesday.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Jan 13th
 Blazers' big man Jusuf Nurkic is available to play in Wednesday's game against the Kings.
Alex Burns - Hoop Beast
Wed, Jan 13th
Jamal Murray scored only nine points (4-9 FG, 1-4 3-pt) to go with three assists and no other statistics in 29 minutes of playing time in a win over the Knicks on Sunday.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Jan 10th
Notes 
 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
If you only look at Muray's entire stat line from 2019-20, it looks like he may have plateaued as an above average point guard who averages 18.5 points and almost five assists per game. But we must not forget what he was able to do in the Orlando Bubble postseason, when Murray showcased his true superstar ability night-in-and-night-out. In 19 playoff games, he averaged 26.5 points (50.5 FG%), 4.8 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 3.3 3PM per game. Those averages resemble guys like Kyrie Irving and Devin Booker, who are bound to be top-15 fantasy assets in 2020-21. Murray may not be able to sustain such production for an entire season, but he certainly showed he's got the capability to put up some monster performances (two 50-point games in the 2019-20 playoffs). He could be a steal in the middle rounds of your fantasy draft.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros