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The Ringer’s Chris Vernon Tabs Blazers’ Lillard-Nurkic Tandem as Elite

The Ringer’s Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Conner highlighted the threat that the Trail Blazers pose to other Western Conference teams with Jusuf Nurkic back on the floor.

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The excitement over the Jusuf Nurkic’s return to the Trail Blazers lineup has started to spill over to the broader media landscape. On a recent episode of The Mismatch Podcast, The Ringer’s Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor paid respect to the stellar play of Damian Lillard and Nurkic.

Here is the four-minute clip of Vernon and O’Connor detailing how the Blazers’ Lillard-Nurkic duo makes Portland a threat during the NBA’s restart.

In the 2018-19 season, the Blazers amassed a solid 46-27 record before Nurkic suffered a gruesome injury in a matchup against the Nets on March 25. Prior to his departure that season, the Bosnian big fella was producing 15.6 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.