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Jusuf Nurkic to miss first game of the season due to personal reasons

Dec 15, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns center Jusuf Nurkic (20) drives on the New York Knicks in the second half at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Phoenix Suns will be without Jusuf Nurkic during their matchup against the Sacramento Kings on Friday.

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Nurkic, who has yet to miss a game as a member of the Suns thus far, has been ruled out due to personal reasons.

This season, despite the ups and downs that Phoenix has faced, Nurkic has been one of the few reliable pieces that they have been able to count on every game.

Overall, he is averaging 12.1 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.

Most recently, Nurkic has brought in at least 10 rebounds over the past five games. He is averaging 15 per game in this stretch.

The Suns will also be without Josh Okogie, Bradley Beal, and Damion Lee on Friday.

In their most recent matchup against the Kings, Sacramento secured a victory with a final score of 114-106.

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