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NBA report: Nuggets acquire center Mason Plumlee from Trail Blazers for Jusuf Nurkic

NBA report: Nuggets acquire center Mason Plumlee from Trail Blazers for Jusuf Nurkic

The Denver Nuggets have traded big man Jusuf Nurkic to the Portland Trail Blazers for center Mason Plumlee, according to multiple reports.

The Nuggets also receive a second-round pick and cash, while the Trail Blazers get a first-round selection, giving them three in the upcoming draft. 

Nurkic, a 22-year-old who is 7-foot-0 and 280 pounds, is averaging 8.0 points and 5.8 rebounds in 17.9 minutes a game this season. He is known as the “Bosnian Beast” became somewhat expendable with the emergence of Nikola Jokic.

The 6-11 Plumlee, 26, was a first-round pick by Brooklyn in 2013 before being dealt...

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