Jusuf Nurkic, Portland Trail Blazers (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
The Portland Trail Blazers have three players entering free agency in 2022: Jusuf Nurkic, Robert Covington, and Anfernee Simons. It’s highly unlikely that they retain all three, considering that Nurk and Ant are both due for significant pay raises and Jody Allen hasn’t been the type of owner to willingly go into the luxury tax for basketball purposes.
Robert Covington, Anfernee Simons and Jusuf Nurkic are all free agents after the 2022 season.
They have their bird rights obviously, but can the Blazers afford to bring all three of them back?