Anfernee Simons Stats
- Height / Weight
- 75 / 181 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/8/1999 (22)
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Anfernee Simons News
Portland Trail Blazers point/shooting guard Anfernee Simons and small/power forward Nassir Little have been ruled out for Thursday's contest against the Heat as they remain in the league's health and safety protocols. Simons and Little had both been playing key roles as reserves for Portland as of late, with their absence Tuesday forcing the squad to keep their rotation to a tight eight-player group. Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum stand to see an incremental minutes increase without Simons available, while Derrick Jones Jr., Rodney Hood and Gary Trent Jr. all stand to benefit from Little's absence. The next chance that Simons/Little have at returning comes Friday versus Orlando.
Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons (hamstring) will be limited to around 20 minutes Thursday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Simons is getting the start with Damian Lillard (abdomen) out, but had aggravated his hamstring in their last game Tuesday. Simons was playing well leading up to the injury, but is looking like a fade in Thursday's DFS. Instead, Rodney Hood and Gary Trent Jr. could be in line for huge usage rates along with Carmelo Anthony.
Portland Trail Blazers point/shooting guard Anfernee Simons (hamstring) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game versus Utah. Simons serves as Damian Lillard's primary backup, which could allow for the Blazers' All-Pro to absorb an additional handful of minutes. Despite his increased usage last year, Simons still averaged just 1.4 assists across 20.7 minutes per game. With Lillard and C.J. McCollum dominating minutes in the backcourt, Simons has a muddled path to season-long relevance to begin the year, even when healthy. His next chance to make his season debut comes Saturday against Houston, but that game is up in the air due to COVID-19 testing issues within the Rockets' organization.
Portland Trail Blazers point guard Anfernee Simons (hamstring) has been listed as questionable to play in Wednesday's season opener versus Utah. A hamstring ailment has slowed Simons throughout the pre-season, and an absence Wednesday could funnel additional minutes in the direction of Damian Lillard. Having taken on a sizable bench role last year, Simons still struggled overall from the field (39.9 percent) and was limited to being a DFS value play when Lillard or CJ McCollum missed time. Check back prior to tip-off to get the final word on Simons' status.