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Financial Details of Jusuf Nurkic’s New Deal Emerge

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The center signed a new four-year deal with the Blazers last week.

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When Jusuf Nurkic’s four-year deal to return to the Blazers was announced, there were conflicting reports on the total value of the contract. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that the deal was for $48 million, while The Vertical’s Shams Charania reported the deal to be worth $53 million.

Eric Pincus from Basketball Insiders has shed some light on the Blazers agreement with Nurkic:

According to our own Eric Griffith, the structure of Nurkic’s deal gives the Trail Blazers a possible path to get under the luxury tax threshold before the end of the season, if they decide to go that route:

Nurkic, 23, averaged 14.3 points and 9 rebounds while playing a career-high 79 games last season.