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Jusuf Nurkic or Zion Williamson (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jusuf Nurkic
C - POR
Jusuf Nurkic
Zion Williamson
F - NOR
Zion Williamson
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
13 of 20 experts
35%
Recommended by
7 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41
Best Rank# 20
Worst Rank# 42
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 41
Best Rank# 20
Worst Rank# 42
   
Projections 
   
Minutes30.831.9
Field Goals Made6.310.2
Field Goals Att12.517.3
Field Goals %.504.587
Three Points Made0.20.4
Three Points Att0.71.2
Three Points %.178.384
Free Throws Made3.95.7
Free Throws Att5.08.3
Free Throws %.775.689
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds9.97.9
Assists3.52.4
Turnovers2.32.8
Steals1.00.9
Blocks1.60.7
Points16.726.4
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTDOUT
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 39# 46
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 34
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 28# 43
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 34# 44
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 60
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 52
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 42# 50
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 28# 29
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 42# 46
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 38# 41
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 40# 52
   
Dan Titus
Sports Gambling Podcast
# 28# 42
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 33# 43
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 41# 29
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 37# 27
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 110# 23
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 41# 25
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 34
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 31# 19
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Jusuf Nurkic
C - POR
Jusuf Nurkic
Zion Williamson
F - NOR
Zion Williamson
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes253668
   
Field Goals Made54210
   
Field Goals Att109360
   
Field Goals %.495.583
   
Three Points Made26
   
Three Points Att1014
   
Three Points %.200.429
   
Free Throws Made31114
   
Free Throws Att35178
   
Free Throws %.886.640
   
Offensive Rebound2364
   
Rebounds82150
   
Assists3250
   
Turnovers1959
   
Steals1116
   
Blocks169
   
Points141540
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Jusuf Nurkic
C - POR
Jusuf Nurkic
Zion Williamson
F - NOR
Zion Williamson
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes30.831.9
   
Field Goals Made6.310.2
   
Field Goals Att12.517.3
   
Field Goals %.504.587
   
Three Points Made0.20.4
   
Three Points Att0.71.2
   
Three Points %.178.384
   
Free Throws Made3.95.7
   
Free Throws Att5.08.3
   
Free Throws %.775.689
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds9.97.9
   
Assists3.52.4
   
Turnovers2.32.8
   
Steals1.00.9
   
Blocks1.60.7
   
Points16.726.4
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Jusuf Nurkic
C - POR
Jusuf Nurkic
Zion Williamson
F - NOR
Zion Williamson
News 
 Jusuf Nurkic scored 11 points on 3-for-14 shooting with 15 rebounds, six assists, three steals and three blocks during Wednesday's 105-98 win over Utah.
John Aubin
Thu, May 13th
Zion Williamson has a fractured left ring finger and will be sidelined indefinitely.
Ari Koslow
Fri, May 7th
 Jusuf Nurkic scored 22 points on 10-for-14 shooting with six rebounds, five assists, three steals and a block in 29 minutes of Monday's 140-129 win over the Rockets.
John Aubin
Tue, May 11th
Zion Williamson scored 23 points (8-17 FG, 7-8 FT) with 12 rebounds, seven assists, four steals, and six turnovers across 37 minutes during Tuesday's 108-103 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Matthew MacKay
Wed, May 5th
 Jusuf Nurkic scored 17 points on 8-for-15 shooting with nine rebounds, five assists and one block over 20 minutes as the Blazers beat the Spurs on Saturday night.
John Aubin
Sun, May 9th
Zion Williamson returned to Tuesday's game against the Warriors.
Ari Koslow
Tue, May 4th
 Jusuf Nurkic finished Friday's 106-101 victory over the Lakers with 10 points on -for-8 shooting with 13 rebounds, five assists and one steal across 31 minutes.
John Aubin
Sat, May 8th
Zion Williamson left Tuesday's game against the Warriors early with what appeared to be a hand injury.
Ari Koslow
Tue, May 4th
 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
Zion Williamson scored 32 points (12-24 FG, 0-2 3PT, 8-11 FT) with eight rebounds, an assist, two blocks, and four turnovers across 37 minutes during Monday's 123-108 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
Matthew MacKay
Tue, May 4th
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
The 24 games Zion played as a rookie can easily get lost in the shuffle between New Orleans holding him out so long into the season and the chaotic spring and summer that ended in the Orlando bubble. In those 24 games, however, he was outstanding. He averaged 22.5 points and 6.3 rebounds a game, often in limited minutes. He logged a player efficiency rating (PER) of 24.1, landing him right between Nikola Jokic (24.9) and Trae Young (23.9). He should see a full allotment of minutes this season and is poised for a breakout season with the Pelicans.
Aaron Larson - FantasyPros