PORTLAND, Ore. (October 17, 2022) – The Portland Trail Blazers have signed forward Nassir Little to a multi-year contract extension, it was announced today by General Manager Joe Cronin. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Nassir is a talented player who has grown every year and has a very bright future,” said Cronin. “We are very excited that he chose to extend with us, and we look forward to continuing to see him shine on and off the court.”
Little, 22, posted a career-best 9.8 points (46.0 FG%, 33.1 3-PT%, 73.4 FT%), 5.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.9 blocks in 25.9 minutes in 42 games (23 starts) for Portland during the 2021-22 season. The University of North Carolina product scored in double figures in 20 games and registered three double-doubles.
Originally selected with the 25th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Little has accrued career averages of 5.8 points (45.5 FG%, 31.7 3-PT%, 72.7 FT%), 3.4 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.5 blocks and 16.7 minutes in 138 career games (30 starts) for the Portland Trail Blazers.