Little had just six rebounds, one steal and one block in 13 minutes during Saturday's 110-104 loss to Cleveland.
Little missed both of his field-goal attempts in the loss, failing to score in 13 minutes. The arrival of Carmelo Anthony has basically rendered Little meaningless in most fantasy formats. To many, Little appears to be the better option from both a fantasy and a reality perspective. Unfortunately, it appears as though Anthony is going be getting the bulk of the minutes and so Little can be ignored at the moment.
Little logged 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 0-2 FT), 11 rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes during Tuesday's 115-104 loss to the Pelicans.
Little posted career highs in scoring, rebounding, blocks and threes, and he has seen at least 23 minutes in four straight tilts. Carmelo Anthony made his season debut as the starting power forward in this one, but that didn't stop Little from earning plenty of playing time and making the most of it. The 19-year-old rookie will likely be an inconsistent contributor, but the fact that he's so involved in the early part of the campaign is cause for optimism.
Little will come off the bench Tuesday against the Pelicans, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
With Carmelo Anthony in the fold and joining the starting five, Little will head back to the bench. He's appeared in four games off the bench, averaging 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds across 8.5 minutes in those contests.
Little tallied 11 points (4-10 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 3-6 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 29 minutes Monday in the Trail Blazers' 132-108 loss to the Rockets.
Poor shooting aside, Little delivered perhaps the best all-around line of his three outings since entering the starting five, but the rookie is likely in line to see a more muted role moving forward. The Trail Blazers officially signed Carmelo Anthony, and he's expected to be available to play around 20 minutes in his team debut Tuesday against the Pelicans. Anthony will likely see his playing time increase as he gets more acclimated to his new home, a development that would most likely come at the expense of Little and Mario Hezonja.
Little drew the start at power forward and put up seven points (3-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt), five rebounds, one steal and one block in 23 minutes Wednesday in the Trail Blazers' 114-106 loss to the Raptors.
After neither Anthony Tolliver nor Mario Hezonja proved to be adequate replacements on the top unit for the injured Zach Collins (shoulder), coach Terry Stotts handed the rookie first-round pick his first career start. Little wasn't able to provide much on the offensive end, but he at least provided quality defense and was the only Portland starter to finish with a neutral plus/minus rating on the night. It's unclear if Stotts will stick with Little in the starting five moving forward, but the 19-year-old looks like he'll at least maintain a spot in the rotation for now.
Little is listed as a starter for Wednesday's game against Toronto, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Little, who will take the place of Mario Hezonja, appears to be slated to make his first professional start. In 8.3 minutes per game this year, the rookie forward's averaging 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds.
Little (ankle) isn't listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against Denver, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
Little missed the majority of the preseason after suffering a left ankle sprain, but he appears ready to roll for the season opener. He's not expected to make much of an impact during his rookie season and is buried on the depth chart.
Little (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of the preseason, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Little is still recovering from a left ankle sprain, and the Trail Blazers will hold him out of their final two exhibitions as a result of the issue. His status for the regular-season opener against Denver on Oct. 23 is up in the air at this point.
Little (ankle) won't play in Saturday's preseason game against Phoenix, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
The rookie, who was forced to exit Thursday's game due to a left ankle sprain, will be held out Saturday. Until a further update on his health is given, Little can be considered a game-time decision heading into Wednesday's game against the Jazz.
Little has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's preseason game against Maccabi Haifa due to a left ankle sprain, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.
Little will understandably be shut down for the rest of the night following the injury. It's not yet clear when he could return to action.
Little left Thursday's game against Maccabi Haifa with an apparent left knee injury, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.
Little looked to suffer the injury on a drive to the bucket, per Freeman, and he was later spotted walking to the locker room for further evaluation. It's unclear if he'll be able to return to Thursday's exhibition.
Little will not play in Friday's summer league game against the Bucks due to a left shoulder injury, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
The Trail Blazers will exercise caution with Little in their final game in Vegas. The next time we will see the No. 25 pick will be once the preseason commences.
Little finished with four points (2-7 FG, 0-4 3Pt), five rebounds and one assist across 22 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 97-93 loss to the Jazz in a Las Vegas Summer League game Tuesday.
The 25th overall pick in this year's draft, Little hasn't made much of an impact through three summer tilts while averaging 22.0 minutes per contest. Tuesday's production brought his averages in Las Vegas to 4.3 points and 4.3 rebounds, and he's particularly struggled with his shot (6-18 FG) thus far. He'll likely continue seeing a decent amount of playing time for what remains of the tournament but isn't projected for a sizable role once the regular season begins.
Little managed two points (1-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and three rebounds in 22 minutes during Saturday's 93-73 loss to the Pistons.
Little failed to make an impact in the summer league opener. Regardless of whether this becomes the norm or not, the rookie forward isn't likely to carve out a consistent role on a contending team that has historically opted to develop most of their younger prospects in the G League.
Little was selected by the Trail Blazers with the No. 25 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Little was projected by many to go much higher than pick 25 and could be a quality pickup for Portland. He averaged 9.8 points and 4.6 rebounds (47.8 FG%, 26.9 3PT%, 77.0 FT%) in 18.2 minutes per game while coming off the bench for North Carolina as a freshman this past year. He'll slot in as a depth shooting guard and small forward this coming season.
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