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  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Terry Stotts said on Monday that Nassir Little has cleared the concussion protocol and will play against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

    The Blazers are finally healthy, but with Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins at full speed, Little is not expected to have a big role while in the Orlando bubble.

    Source: Dan Sheldon on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little has advanced to the next step in the NBA's concussion protocol, per Terry Stotts.

    Little has been in the protocol since taking a hard fall in practice on Monday but seems to be making progress. He fills a small role in Portland's rotation and shouldn't be a consideration if you're playing fantasy games over the Orlando schedule.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little (concussion) is unlikely to play in Friday's scrimmage.

    Little took a hard fall in practice on Monday and there's no real need for the Blazers to push him if he's feeling less than 100%. He wasn't really in the rotation when the season ended but he has a chance to secure some minutes in the wake of Trevor Ariza's opt-out.

    Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little took a hard fall in Monday's practice and has entered the league's concussion protocol.

    Little will have some time to get cleared before the real games begin but he may miss valuable reps in scrimmage contests. He wasn't much of a factor for Portland, averaging just 11.9 minutes a night, but Little may have a few more minutes headed his way with Trevor Ariza out of the mix in Orlando. Either way he's not a recommended fantasy target.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little finished outside fantasy's top-400 in his rookie season, though he was given a brief chance to start up front for the injured Blazers.

    Little made five starts among his 48 games but obviously did not stick in the position. His fantasy game has a ways to go, as he averaged just 3.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.3 blocks and 0.3 triples per game in 11.9 minutes. He does look like a player that Portland is intent on developing, so we'll see if those per-minute numbers persist as his role grows in the years to come.

  • Jusuf Nurkic
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    In a conference call with Portland media, Terry Stotts revealed that Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins are likely to return to their starting jobs and won't be under minutes restrictions when the NBA resumes.

    It should be a huge defensive lift for a Blazers squad that gave up points like crazy, though this will throw a wrench into plans for DFS players. Stotts mentioned that he's considered starting Nurkic next to current starter Hassan Whiteside, though that fit would likely only be tenable in certain matchups. This, plus news of Trevor Ariza's absence during the restart, also has big effects on the wing rotation, where it sounds like Carmelo Anthony and Gary Trent Jr. are competing to start with Nassir Little and Mario Hezonja also in the mix off the bench. This is a big blow to Hassan Whiteside's fantasy appeal — a top-15 player in 31.3 mpg this year– as his minutes should sink into the mid twenties. Anyone participating in a short league that covers the restart may want to view Whiteside as more of a middle-round, blocks specialist type, though this all obviously hinges on how Nurkic and Collins look when games begin.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons (left ankle sprain) will not return on Saturday vs. the Hawks, finishing with 10 points and two threes in 16 minutes.

    The Blazers will need to lean more on Gary Trent Jr., who has already stepped up with Damian Lillard (right groin strain) out. Trent Jr. is worth owning in standard leagues for points, threes and steals while the Blazers are injured. Nassir Little and Mario Hezonja may see extra minutes, but they are a bad streaming option, even in deeper leagues.

    Source: Orlando Sanchez on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little (left ankle sprain) has been cleared to play on Friday.

    Little ended up missing about a week before the ASB but is back and available. With just 12.7 mpg on the year, Little isn't a fantasy option.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little will sit out of Wednesday's game vs. the Grizzlies as he nurses a left ankle sprain.

    Little is not making enough of an impact this season to be relevant in redraft leagues. He is only someone to roster in deeper dynasty leagues at this time.

    Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little (left ankle sprain) will not play on Tuesday.

    Little has averaged just 12.7 mpg on the season and is only a bit part of the rotation even when healthy. This news shouldn't affect your fantasy team.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Sunday's game.

    Little has had, well, little to no fantasy value prior to the injury, so there won't be much missing from managers with his absence. Carry on.

    Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little will miss Friday's game against the Jazz due to a left ankle sprain.

    It will be his second missed game due to the injury, and he is not much of a fantasy option with just 12 minutes per game in Portland this season. He should only be looked at in the deepest of leagues when healthy.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little will not play in Thursday's contest vs. the Spurs as he nurses a sprained left ankle.

    Little injured his ankle in Tuesday's game and will be forced to miss time as a result. He is only averaging 12.7 minutes per game on the season and is not on the fantasy radar outside of 16-team leagues. Even then, there are likely better options on the wire.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little went down with an ankle sprain and had to leave Tuesday's game late.

    X-rays were negative, and after the game, Little said he could walk on it. The Blazers' next game is on Thursday, and Little's status is currently up in the air.

    Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter

  • Carmelo Anthony
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Carmelo Anthony (personal) did not travel with the team to Los Angeles but his status for Friday's game vs. the Lakers is still unclear.

    Anthony has had a solid season since joining the Blazers and can help rosters with his rebounding and scoring ability but hasn't scored on good efficiency. Trevor Ariza and Nassir Little will have additional opportunity with Ariza having the better fantasy value if Anthony sits out.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter