Jusuf Nurkic has played 20 games as a Blazer. His impact has been immediate, immense, and inarguable. The future with a Dame/CJ/Nurkic big three looks as bright as anything we've seen since the Oden draft. Our cap situation, however, is...unpleasant. Crabbe, Turner, and Leonard are all significantly overpaid for the next 3 years. Dame and CJ are being paid (essentially) max money for the next 4. Barring significant salary shedding moves, we're easily well into the luxury tax for the foreseeable future. And of course, Nurkic's health has concerns. He tore his patellar tendon in 2015, missing the remainder of that season and the start of the next. He's currently nursing a fractured fibula. And he plays at 280, arguably in a physical condition that contributes to reducing his stamina, as well as potentially putting excessive pressure on his lower extremities. All things considered, if you're the Blazers' GM, what are your thoughts on offering Nurkic an extension this summer? You know beyond a shadow of a doubt that if he reaches RFA healthy, he's a max player. Do you risk the potential for injury and try to lock him up a year early for a lesser amount? If so, what do you offer that won't be insulting? Do you think Nurkic (and his agent) will be willing to accept a discounted guarantee to avoid the health gamble? Does the expectation of being a taxpayer, and soon a repeater, impact what you'd be willing to offer? Or are you better off just riding out the next season and taking your chances with RFA? You be the GM: What do you do with Nurkic this summer?