Nassir Little Rumors

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Nassir Little
Nassir Little
Position: F
Born: 02/11/00
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $2,105,520
A defensive stalwart in college, Little was widely considered the steal of the draft when the Blazers took him at No. 25. Still, his shot needs work and it could be a while before he sees real NBA minutes on a team full of veterans. “He’s a hard worker, a smart kid,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “He’s going to have a long career, but his job, just like a lot of rookies, especially late first-round picks, is to come in, learn how to be a pro, learn how to work and be ready when the opportunities come.”’
As Waters headed into his senior year, Little went off to North Carolina, turning down offers from Duke, Arizona, Miami and Georgia Tech to play for the Tar Heels and coach Roy Williams. It was shortly after Little’s arrival in Chapel Hill in August 2018 when he received the devastating call from his dad. As Little sat on a bus heading from class to practice, Harold Little told his son that Waters had taken his own life. Little broke down on the spot. Over the next year, as Little tried to adjust to NCAA Division I basketball and navigate a difficult college course load, there were times when he would feel overcome with grief. In those moments, he would call his parents. Hearing their voices helped, but the pain of losing his best friend didn’t subside. Still, Little’s mindset began to shift in his second semester at North Carolina as he started to think of ways that he could honor his friend on the court.