One Big Question for Each Western Conference NBA Team
By Isaac Harris
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Portland: Can Jusuf Nurkic Be Their Third Star?
Portland is known for their star back court in Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum and rightfully so. When ranking back courts in the league, they have to come in as a top five back court in the league.
But that back court can only get them so far in the Western Conference and that’s why the addition of Jusuf Nurkic meant so much to their playoff push last year.
Now the question going into next year evolves around Nurkic taking the next step into a star and him staying healthy for the majority of the season.
If Nurkic can remain healthy and take that next step in his career, it should push the Blazers into the heat of the race for a middle tier seed in the Western Conference playoffs.