The Portland Trail Blazers have picked up their options for both Anfernee Simons and Nassir Little, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The two players have suffered some health setbacks in recent weeks, so this is a signal of the team’s confidence in their ability to bounce back.
Portland has exercised the fourth year rookie scale option for Anfernee Simons and third year option for Nassir Little, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 27, 2020
Simons finally saw playing time against the Houston Rockets after a hamstring strain, and Little has been out due to coronavirus protocols. Little also missed substantial time in the Orlando bubble because of a variety of health concerns stemming from a dehydration episode.