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NBA Mock Trade: Nassir Little Earns Expanded Role

If Portland decides make moves at the trade deadline, teams should target Nassir Little.

Forward Nassir Little was taken in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. After one season at North Carolina, he had proven he was ready to take the next step and become a professional basketball player.

Now in his third NBA season, Little is almost 22 years old and averaging 9.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest. An undersized 6-foot-6 forward, he’s a career 31.0% shooter from beyond the arc.

At this point in the season, the Trail Blazers have underperformed. With their key players missing significant time, they are 18-25 thus far and on the outside looking in of the playoff picture. As such, Portland will be an interesting team to watch leading up to the Feb. 10 trade deadline.

Whether the Blazers end up being buyers or sellers, there will certainly be a market for Little. He fits nearly every franchise’s timeline and could fetch a return of future draft capital or a veteran piece to help Portland win now.

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With that in mind, he could be a solid target for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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