Jusuf Nurkic is obviously becoming comfortable with his new team, the Phoenix Suns.
After a couple of middling performances at the start of the preseason, Nurkic had a strong game on Thursday night.
On Friday morning, he showed his loyalty to the Suns in a very stark way.
Nurkic tweeted an image of himself in full Suns attire and even tagged the team.
The image also happened to clearly show that Nurkic was standing on his old home court in Portland.
— Jusuf Nurkić 🇧🇦 (@bosnianbeast27) October 13, 2023
It was a strong image of Nurkic and again confirmed that he is totally committed to the Suns and ready to take on the new season.
On Thursday night, Nurkic totaled 17 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and a block in 21 minutes on the floor.
Those numbers are much stronger than what he produced in the first two games of the preseason.
They are giving fans hope that the Nurkic they see in Phoenix is much stronger than the Nurkic they saw in Portland.
Last season, the big man averaged 13.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.
But the Blazers continued to struggle and they didn’t even reach the playoffs.
Everyone wondered what Nurkic would play like if he was on a team that actually had a chance of a championship and more than one All-Star.
He will get a chance to show what he is capable of now.
Nurkic has been injury-prone at times over the last several seasons and there is still concern that that problem could pop up again with the Suns.
But right now, he looks healthy and eager to start the new season.
And he also looks incredibly happy to be with his new team.NEXT: Kevin Durant Gets Honest On Suns' Expectations This Season