Jusuf Nurkic

Jusuf Nurkic is a Bosnian professional basketball. Jusuf Nurkic plays in the center position. 

Jusuf Nurkic is a Bosnian professional basketball. Jusuf Nurkic plays in the center position.

He currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Before joining NBA, he played professional basketball for Zlatorog Lasko, Union Olimpija, Cedevita Zagreb, and Zadar.

He was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the first round with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft and was traded to the Denver Nuggets where he played for 3 seasons. He also represents the Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team. He has over 371k followers on his Instagram.

Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality

On August 23, 1994, Jusuf Nurkic was born. Hariz Nurkic, his father, was his father. At this time, there is no information about his mother. Tuzla, Bosnia, and Herzegovina are where he was born. His age is 28 years old.

He is of Bosnian descent. Kenan Nurkic is his younger brother. His nationality is Bosnian.

After Bosnian sports agent Enes Trnovcevic took him to Slovenia and offered him the opportunity to play basketball, he began playing at the age of 14. He was a member of the Slovenian squad Zlatorog Lasko in the youth categories.

In February 2012, he was loaned to Union Olimpija for the Nike International Junior Tournament in Belgrade. He attracted international attention after a five-game stretch in which he averaged 18.8 points and 11 rebounds. He parted ways with the Slovenian squad, Zlatorog Lasko, after the tournament. He began his training with Cedevita, a Croatian team.

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Quick Facts About Jusuf Nurkic

Celebrated Name Jusuf Nurkic
Age 28 Years Old
Nick Name Jusuf
Birth Name Jusuf Nurkic
Birth Date 1994-08-23
Gender Male
Profession Basketball Player
Place Of Birth Tuzla, Bosnia, and Herzegovina
Father Hariz Nurkic
Brothers Kenan Nurkic
Nationality Bosnian
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Emina Duric
Height 2.13 m (7 feet )
Weight 125 kg (275 lbs)
Eye Color Dark brown
Hair Color Black
Source of Wealth Playing basketball
Net Worth $16 million (estimated)

Jusuf Nurkic: Career, Net Worth 2023

Playing basketball is his major source of income. He is one of the major stars for the Portland Trail Blazers.

His annual salary at the Trail Blazers is reported at $11,111,111 for the 2018-19 season.  As of 2023, Jusuf Nurkic’s net worth is estimated at $16 million.

In terms of career: In October 2012, after a few months of training with Cedevita, he signed a four-year contract with the club.

He said in a press conference after signing the Cedevita contract that he left Zlatorog because his former coach did not offer him the opportunity to play.

In his first season with the new squad, he played fewer minutes under head coach Aleksandar Petrovic.

In the Euroleague, he only appeared in six games, scoring 1.8 points per game.

In January 2013, he was loaned to Zadar until the end of the season.

He saw more playing time at Cedevita in his second season under new head coach Jasmin Repesa.

In the Adriatic League, he averaged 11.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. He racked up those numbers in just 16.3 minutes on the court.

In 2014, he was a finalist for the FIBA Europe Young Player of the Year Award.

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Denver Nuggets

Chicago Bulls selected him with the 16th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NBA draft.

He was later traded to the Denver Nuggets on draft night.

He signed a rookie scale contract with the Nuggets in July 2014.

He made his NBA debut in an 89-79 win over the Detroit Pistons in October 2014. He recorded 5 points and 7 rebounds in his debut NBA game.

He recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in a loss against the Chicago Bulls in January 2015.

He was named a participant in the 2015 Rising Stars Challenge as a replacement for Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder. But, he declined to play in the event for personal reasons.

Portland Trail Blazers

The Denver Nuggets traded him along with the rights to the Memphis Grizzlies’ 2017 first-round draft pick in exchange for Mason Plumlee in February 2017.

He made his Trail Blazers debut against Utah Jazz. The Trail Blazers lost 111-88.

He scored a career-high 28 points and 20 rebounds in a 114-108 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in March 2017.

He became the first NBA player since Charles Barkley to post at least 28 points, 20 rebounds, 8 assists, and 6 blocks in a single game.

He scored a new career-high 33 points in a 122-113 win over the Denver Nuggets in March 2017.

National Team Career

He represented the Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team at the FIBA Europe Under 18 Championship Division B in 2012.

He averaged 19.4 points, and 13.3 rebounds per game earning the MVP of the tournament.

He was also named MVP of the FIBA Europe Under 20 Championship Division B in 2014, where he averaged 21.4 points and 12.0 rebounds per game.

He was a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team during the FIBA EuroBasket 2013 qualification. However, He did not make the squad for the final tournament due to a conflict with the board of the Bosnian National Basketball Association.

He averaged 19.2 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks per game during the Eurobasket 2017 qualification.

Career Highlights

2015 NBA All-Rookie Second Team

2014 Croatian League champion

2014 Croatian Cup winner

2014 Croatian League Finals MVP

Relationship Status of Jusuf Nurkic

About Relationship: Yusuf Nurkic is unmarried. However, he is not single. He is currently dating Emina Duric. He is more focused on his NBA career.

Body Measurement – Height, Weight

Jusuf Nurkic stands at a height of 2.13 m i.e. 7 feet tall. He has a body weight of 275 lbs i.e. 125 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is black.

FAQs of Jusuf Nurkic

How much is Jusuf Nurkic worth?

His worth is $16 million.

How old is Jusuf Nurkic?

His age is 28 years old.

Where is Jusuf Nurkic from?

He is from Bosnia.

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