On this Monday, October 17, the eve of the NBA recovery, several contract extensions are being finalized since it is the deadline to extend players drafted in 2019. The latest? Nassir Little with the Blazers: 28 million over four years according to Adrian Wojnarowski ofESPN.
It’s clearly not the loudest name in its Draft class, but casually Nassir Little showed great things last season during Portland’s very complicated season. 9.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and almost 1 against on average, all at 46% in shooting (33% in 3-pointers, 73% in free throws) in 26 minutes per evening, this is the production of the selected player in 25th position three years ago. These are his biggest numbers in his career, numbers that symbolize rather well the big activity of the guy as soon as he puts a toe on the floor. And it is this activity in particular that is rewarded today with this contract of 28 million dollars (100% guaranteed) over four years.
Oh hey! At the buzzer! Well done Portland, the little extension on Nassir Little which will allow him to work cushy with the Blazers. https://t.co/XjZCLGlMGT
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This deal allows Nassir Little to fill his bank account and at the same time the Blazers to extend a precious young role player (22 years old) for a very reasonable amount per year (7 million per season, yes we are too strong in mental arithmetic). And if Little continues to grow on a Portland team that wants to be competitive again this year, that contract could even become one of the most profitable in the NBA.
Having only played 42 games last season due to a shoulder injury and also operated on his abs last May, Nassir Little had his deal and will now be keen to take it on by boosting the second to the max. unites Blazers behind Josh Hart and Jerami Grant.
Source texte : ESPN