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...