Portland Trailblazers’ center Jusuf Nurkic purchased a West Linn, OR, home in November, dropping $3.1 million on the luxe property.
The big Bosnian stands 7 feet tall, making him a massive force in the paint for the Blazers. Off the court, the towering baller needs plenty of room to stretch his lengthy limbs. This 10,000- square-foot home in the ritzy Portland, OR, suburb is roomy enough for Nurkic and several of his NBA-sized friends.
Built in 2010 and situated on more than two meticulously manicured acres, the home is refined and traditional. Inside, Nurkic’s new pad features five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and three half-bathrooms with upgrades throughout. Winning features include top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, five indoor fireplaces, a yoga studio and gym, media room, and steam shower.
Outside, the big baller can relax next to a sprawling pool and spa, or spend time in a covered outdoor sitting area complete with fireplace, outdoor kitchen, bar, and fire pit. It looks like the perfect spot to cozy up on a chilly Pacific Northwest evening.
Selected in the first round of the 2014 NBA draft, Nurkic spent his first 2.5 seasons in the league with the Denver Nuggets. Traded to the Trailblazers in 2017, the 24-year-old center nicknamed the “Bosnian Beast” has found success, and his place, in Portland.
“They’re really trusting me, throwing me the ball,” Nurkic told NBA.com about his Trailblazers’ teammates. “They said ‘Take it down and go to work,’ so I feel that’s probably the most fun part about it. They really trust in me.”
Congratulations to Nurkic on his on-court success and his new home. And if this hefty real estate purchase in the Portland area is any indication, it looks the big man is planning to stay for a while.