Blazers: Jusuf Nurkić calls Portland his home amidst trade rumors


The Portland Trail Blazers flamed out of the playoffs in the first round for the fourth time in five seasons, leading to the mutual parting of ways with head coach Terry Stotts. 

The organizational changes should not stop there.

While President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey said all four starters under contract next season will be "absolutely" returning,' he also said nothing is off the table if it brings the Blazers closer to a championship.

With Portland lacking assets, the most obvious trade candidates would be CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkić.

McCollum already addressed the rumors earlier this week saying he's "not offended" and now Nurkić has taken a similar approach.

The Bosnian Beast stated he would love to stay in Rip City and the feeling is mutual, big fella.

Nurkić's contract becomes fully guaranteed in August with the Blazers expected to have him starting in the middle next season barring a trade.