Nassir Little
Nassir Little
20-Year-Old ForwardF
Portland Trail Blazers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Little was projected by many to go much higher than pick 25, and he could be a valuable selection by Portland. He averaged 9.8 points and 4.6 rebounds (47.8 FG%, 26.9 3P%, 77.0 FT%) in 18.2 minutes per game while coming off the bench for North Carolina as a freshman this past year. Little appeared in four summer league games, but he was underwhelming. In 17.6 minutes per game, he averaged 3.3 points on 4.5 shots and 3.3 rebounds. It seems like he'll have to put in some work with the training staff to get to a skill level more in line with how he was viewed coming out of high school, which was that of a top-five recruit. Portland is relatively thin at small forward, but Little will still have to beat out Kent Bazemore, Rodney Hood, Anthony Tolliver and Mario Hezonja to see consistent playing time. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $4.32 million contract with the Trail Blazers in July of 2019.
Personal Bio

Nassir Shamai Little was born in 2000 in Pensacola, Florida. He is the son of Harold and April Little, who both served in the United States Military. Little started his high school career at Oakleaf High School in Jacksonville before transferring to Orlando Christian Prep after his sophomore year. He graduated as salutatorian of his class with a 4.2 GPA while being a member of the National Honors Society. Little was named the MVP of the 2018 McDonald's All-American Game and the co-MVP of the 2018 Jordan Brand Classic before spending one year with Roy WIlliams at UNC and departing for the NBA. You can follow Nassir Little on Twitter @2ez_Nassie and on Instagram @Nassir.

College/International Summary

A highly touted recruit in the 2018 class, Little played one season at North Carolina. He appeared in 36 games, making one start and averaged 9.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 18.2 minutes per game. Little reached double-figures in scoring 18 times and topped 20 points on three occasions. On Jan. 21 against Virginia Tech, he dropped a career-best 23 points in only 20 minutes. In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Little scored 19 points in a win over Iona. And versus Washington in the Round of 32, he would finish with 20 points and seven rebounds.

Shoots well in return
FPortland Trail Blazers
February 22, 2020
Little (ankle) played 18 minutes off the bench and produced nine points (4-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist Friday in the Trail Blazers' 128-115 loss to the Pelicans.
ANALYSIS
Little was back in action for the Trail Blazers' first game of the second half after a left ankle injury kept him out of the final five contests prior to the All-Star break. The rookie fared well during his limited time on the court, but he's unlikely to see his minutes increase much from here with veterans Carmelo Anthony and Trevor Ariza both healthy and locked in as the team's starting forward tandem.
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Transaction History
  • June 20, 2019
    Drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft.
  • July 1, 2019
    Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Portland Trail Blazers
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Expected back Friday
FPortland Trail Blazers
February 20, 2020
Little (ankle) will play Friday against the Pelicans, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
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Won't play Wednesday
FPortland Trail Blazers
Ankle
February 12, 2020
Little (ankle) is out for Wednesday's contest against Memphis, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
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Won't play Tuesday
FPortland Trail Blazers
Ankle
February 10, 2020
Little (ankle) won't play in Tuesday's matchup against New Orleans, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
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Remains out Sunday
FPortland Trail Blazers
Ankle
February 8, 2020
Little (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Heat, Jamie Goldberg of The Oregonian reports.
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Out again Friday
FPortland Trail Blazers
Ankle
February 7, 2020
Little (ankle) was ruled out for Friday's game at Utah, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
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