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Anfernee Simons, Nassir Little Are Highlights On Defense

The Portland Trail Blazers’ young core has been on display recently with all of the injuries to the starting lineup. Specifically, Anfernee Simons and Nassir Little were recently highlighted for their defensive play by Bball-Index.

Updated top 10 players in our Off-Ball Chaser Defense metric:

1. Luguentz Dort
2. Gary Harris
3. Kenrich Williams
4. Landry Shamet
5. Desmond Bane
6. Matisse Thybulle
7. De'Andre Hunter
8. Nassir Little
9. Isaac Okoro
10. Austin Rivers

Off-Screen Shooters — BBall Index (@The_BBall_Index) January 14, 2022

Nassir Little was ranked as the eighth best at chasing off-ball shooters around screens making him one of the most elite at recovering after being the victim of an off-ball screen.