NBA Summer League news usually involves the development of young, speculative players. The Portland Trail Blazers feature plenty of those, but according to Peter Socotch of CSNNW, they aren’t the only ones honing their games this summer. Socotch reports that stars Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic spent 90 minutes together at the practice facility, working out and getting better.
Nurkic, 22, is coming off the best year of his young career. After being traded from the Denver Nuggets, Nurkic averaged 15.2 points and 10.4 rebounds in 29.2 minutes per game for Portland. Lillard averaged 27.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 5.9 assists in 35.9 minutes.
Summer League begins for Portland on Saturday as they take on the Utah Jazz at 3:00 PM, Pacific in UNLV’s Cox Pavilion.