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Jusuf Nurkic Says He’s ‘Ready to Work’ for Blazers

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Jusuf Nurkic is in Portland and ready to get to work. The Trail Blazers acquired the big man known as the “Bosnian Beast” on Sunday in exchange for center Mason Plumlee. Portland also received a first-round draft pick in the deal.

Asked after arriving Monday if he thinks he’ll fit in with his new team, Nurkic said: “Definitely. It takes time, but I’m ready to work. I want to win, and I want to help this team win.”

Source: The Associated Press on ESPN

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Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell Headline All Rookie Team

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Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell are unanimous selections to the NBA’s All-Rookie team. The two guards received all 100 first-place votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Both players helped their teams reach the second round of the playoffs.

Boston’s Jayson Tatum also was selected Tuesday to the first team, falling one vote short of unanimous. Simmons, Mitchell and Tatum are the three finalists for the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award.

Source: ESPN

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Iguodala (Leg) Sits Out Warriors Game 4 Loss

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Though the Golden State Warriors had upgraded Andre Iguodala to questionable from doubtful earlier Tuesday, the veteran missed his team’s 95-92 Game 4 loss to the Houston Rockets.

Iguodala sat out because of a bruise on his lower left leg, suffered when he banged knees with James Harden in Game 3.

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Report: Warriors List Andre Iguodala Doubtful for Game 4

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The Golden State Warriors have listed Andre Iguodala as doubtful for Tuesday’s Game 4 against the Houston Rockets.

Iguodala sustained a left leg contusion when he banged knees with James Harden in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday night.

A Warriors source said the bruise got worse overnight, so Iguodala was held out of practice on Monday. The bruise is slightly below the knee.

Iguodala had an X-ray on Monday and it came back clean, but the team still listed him as doubtful Monday evening.

Source: Ramona Shelburne of ESPN

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