Blazers’ Nassir Little sidelined for at least two weeks, after suffering syncopal episode

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The Portland Trail Blazers forward Nassir Little was sidelined in the last few games in Orlando due to a syncopal episode.

The rookie forward remains ruled out of the series against the Los Angeles Lakers and he will be unavailable for at least two weeks.

Little was diagnosed with dehydration, after fainting during shooting practice. Further tests have been negative, according to the Blazers announcement.

Little competed in 48 games averaging 3.6 points and 2.9 rebounds per contest for the Blazers this season. The Blazers face the Lakers in Game 1 of their Western Conference Playoff Series on Tuesday, August 18.