Nassir Little

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  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside has been downgraded to out for Thursday's contest vs. the Bucks.

    The Blazers will be in desperate need of frontcourt help with Whiteside, Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkić all ruled out. Nassir Little, Skal Labissiere, Anthony Tolliver, Mario Hezonja and Carmelo Anthony could all see extra minutes as a result while Little is most likely their best defensive big left. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez could have great fantasy lines against this frontcourt.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (right hip) was not able to practice and is listed as questionable ahead of Thursday's matchup against the Bucks.

    Whiteside has been the only healthy center for the Blazers who are without Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkic. The team is already razor-thin in their frontcourt and are 5-10. If he is forced to miss this contest, Anthony Tolliver, Nassir Little, and Skal Labissiere could see the extra run. The Blazers also recalled Moses Brown and Jaylen Hoard from the G League.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (right hip) is listed as questionable ahead of Thursday's matchup against the Bucks.

    Whiteside has been the only healthy center for the Blazers after they saw youngster Zach Collins undergo shoulder surgery. He will continue to pile up points and rebounds as long as he is healthy and his percentages have improved season over season. If he is forced to miss this contest, Anthony Tolliver, Nassir Little and Skal Labissiere could see extra run.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little moved back to the bench as Carmelo Anthony started at the four on Tuesday, but he put up his first double-double with 12 points (5-of-6 FGs), 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

    The state of the Blazers' frontcourt should help get Little at least 20 minutes per game, but the fact that Anthony is now on the team will cap his upside. Little is still very raw, but tonight's game shows that he can be a worth-while dart-throw, especially if (when) Melo misses games.

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little had his best game as a starter in Monday's 108-132 loss to the Rockets, scoring 11 points to go with seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and two turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Little went from not playing at all to all of a sudden being in the starting lineup, so it's been admirable to watch him attempt to learn on the fly. Though he isn't expected to start once he is able to suit up, the arrival of Carmelo Anthony is sure to cut into the rookie's playing time. He is not on the radar aside from 20-team settings.

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little started on Saturday and scored five points (2-of-8 shooting) with eight rebounds in 32 minutes.

    Little started for the second consecutive game and saw his minutes increase from 23 to 32. Little is only a deep-league player for now but is someone to throw on a watch list in standard-leagues.

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little will start on Saturday versus the Spurs.

    Little has his first career start on Thursday and did enough to convince Blazers head coach Terry Stotts to give him a longer look. Carmelo Anthony will be joining the team shortly and will have an impact on this rotation.

    Source: Brooke Olzendam on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little got his first career start on Wednesday and ended with seven points (3-for-10), five boards, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

    It's worth keeping an eye on Little if he continues to start and picks up his production. But for the moment, he hasn't done enough to warrant picking up outside of deep leagues.

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little logged 19 minutes in his NBA debut on Friday, scoring eight points with three rebounds, a steal and a block as the Blazers fell to the Nets.

    An injury to Skal Labissiere opened some time for Little, who is worth watching as the Blazers figure out their rotation after a host of injuries to rotation players.

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little (left ankle sprain) is available to play in Wednesday's tilt against the Nuggets.

    Little doesn't hold much value as he battles for backup minutes with a host of players.

    Source: Jay Allen on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Coach Terry Stotts said that rookie Nassir Little (left ankle sprain) will not play in either of the team's remaining preseason games.

    Little is battling for backup wing minutes with a host of players and is unlikely to see enough time this year. Little can safely be ignored in fantasy drafts.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little (left ankle sprain) will be held out against the Suns on Saturday.

    Little sustained the injury in Thursday's game after only three minutes of action. He is currently battling Gary Trent for backup small forward minutes so the Blazers' 25th overall pick of 2019 can be ignored in re-draft leagues.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little left Thursday's Summer League game with a left shoulder contusion after only four minutes of action.

    Little got lots of hype as a steal for the Blazers at No. 25 in the draft, but he hasn't done much to impress viewers at Summer League. Still, Portland is sitting with a wide-open depth chart after losing their two starting forwards from last season, which gives Little and outside chance at playing a solid role this year. He registered no stats before leaving the game tonight.

    Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter

  • Maurice Harkless
    SF, Miami Heat

    Moe Harkless will be dealt to the Heat when the offseason moratorium ends.

    Harkless and Meyers Leonard will head to the Heat with Hassan Whiteside going to Portland. The move takes Whiteside's absurd $27.1 million salary off the books, and Harkless and Leonard will make about $22 million combined. That extra room will make completing the Jimmy Butler sign-and-trade much easier. As it stands, Harkless has a chance of starting for Miami, though there are more personnel moves to come. Currently his biggest threats to playing time look like James Johnson, Kelly Olynyk (who may be traded) and Derrick Jones Jr. Harkless was a top-150ish player last year and closed his season with a top-90 run. Don't forget about him. Back in Portland, Kent Bazemore, Rodney Hood, Mario Hezonja and Nassir Little should step into extra minutes, which helps their outlooks considerably.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    F, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little was picked by the Blazers at 25th overall on Thursday night.

    It was kind of an unexpected fall for Little in the first round, who was looking like a potential lottery pick coming into the draft. His role was diminished at UNC this last season but there's a lot of promise in his skillset as an athletic two-way player. He has a chance to make an impact given some uncertainty in the Blazers' frontcourt with Maurice Harkless and Al-Farouq Aminu penciled in as starters. Still, the minute availability isn't a guarantee at this stage because of the mass of admittedly uninspiring bodies at forward.