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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# 41# 45
Best Rank# 20# 24
Worst Rank# 42# 47
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 41# 45
Best Rank# 20# 24
Worst Rank# 42# 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 AlertDTDOut
   
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
Sports Gambling Podcast
# 28# 36
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 33# 44
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 181# 55
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 41# 24
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 36
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 110# 57
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 34# 33
   
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 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
Nuggets' star Jamal Murray has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Apr 13th
 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
Jamal Murray (sore right knee) returned from a four-game absence on Monday night, scoring 17 points (5-15 FG, 1-5 3-pt, 6-6 FT) while contributing four rebounds, four assists, three steals, a block, and four turnovers in 33 minutes in a loss to Golden State. However, Murray was re-injured (this time to his left knee) in the closing minutes of the game and had to be assisted to the locker room.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Apr 13th
 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
Nuggets' G Jamal Murray exited Monday's matchup with the Warriors with what looks to be a left knee injury.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Apr 13th
 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
Nuggets' G Jamal Murray is available to play in Monday's contest against the Golden State Warriors.
Jack Mannis
Mon, Apr 12th
 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
Denver Nuggets PG Jamal Murray (knee) is questionable to play Monday's game against the Golden State Warriors due to soreness in his right knee.
Matthew MacKay
Mon, Apr 12th
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