The world was introduced to a new nickname for Denver Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic this week following a Twitter exchange involving Will Barton. The exchange was so good that both tweets deserve the Tweet of the Week honor.
@nurkic23 they will see soon why! Keep doing what u doing. It's on once u get out there!— Will Barton (@WillTheThrillB5) December 22, 2015
I always think it's cool when teammates interact on Twitter, because it's almost as if we get a sneak peek into their relationships and private jokes. In this case, Nurkic informs us that Barton has come up with a new nickname for him, and Barton responds with high praise for the center. Nicknames are a fun way for fans to refer to their favorite players, and "Punisher" definitely seems fitting for Juka. I certainly hope he will punish opponents when he returns to the court, especially since the Nuggets lack somebody who can fill that role for them at the moment. What do you think of the nickname, Nuggets Nation?