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Blazers Sign Nassir Little to Modest Four-Year Extension

David Kaestle
Nassir Little signs a contract extensions with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Nassir Little signs a contract extensions with the Portland Trail Blazers. / Associated Press

The Portland Trail Blazers have locked up one of their promising young players to a long-term deal as they continue to try and build a championship contender around superstar point guard Damian Lillard.

Nassir Little Contract Extension

Portland inked forward Nassir Little to a four-year $28M extension on Monday, signaling some major confidence in a former first-round pick who experienced some struggles when he first entered the league. Despite being a highly-touted college player at UNC and a first-round pick by Portland, Little failed to average more than 5.6 points per game in his first two seasons. Granted he only played 48 games in each of those two seasons and averaged roughly 13 minutes per game.

Little did show some major improvement and promise in 42 games last season before suffering a season-ending injury. Little bumped his point up to just under 10 points per game in 26 minutes a night. He shot 33 percent from three and 46 percent overall.

If Portland can properly continue his development, this could turn out to be a massive steal of a contract for the Blazers.

Portland currently has +18000 odds to win the championship this season, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NBA Finals odds.

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