Portland's Jusuf Nurkic not practicing after calf strain

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (calf, leg) remains sidelined after suffering a calf strain in January.

What It Means:

Nurkic's rehab has been delayed after suffering a calf strain at the end of the January. Expect Nurkic to return at some point in the second half of this regular season if he can practice and advance to full court drills.

Hassan Whiteside should see extended playing time at center until Nurkic is officially cleared to return.