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Charania: Teams Are “Monitoring the Growth” of Blazers’ Anfernee Simons

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, potential trade partners are tracking the development of Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons.

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Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons is making the most of his increased role inside coach Terry Stotts’ rotations. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Simons’ production is gathering an audience of potential suitors as the trade deadline approaches.

On Monday, Charania revealed that teams are tracking Simons’ development.

Rival teams are continuing to monitor the growth of Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons. The young guard is playing behind All-NBA star Damian Lillard but has shown flashes of scoring ability and playmaking in his career. He’s currently averaging 8.4 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.

Simons, who was selected with the No. 24 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, has recorded double-digit point totals in 10 of his last 12 outings. In the month of February, the 21-year-old guard has connected on 41.2 percent of his three-point attempts.

The 2021 NBA trade deadline is currently set for March 25. You can read Charania’s full report at The Athletic (subscription required).