Blazers signing Carmelo Anthony to nonguaranteed deal


Hassan Whiteside has a sprained right foot; Zach Collins is out for several months with a shoulder injury; and Jusuf Nurkic remains out with his major leg injury suffered previous year.

Anthony and Smith helped lead the team to the 2009 Western Conference Finals, where they played Kobe Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers to a standstill for nearly five games before bowing out in six.

Before the start of the 2017-18 season, Anthony was traded to Oklahoma City in exchange for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott, and a 2018 second-round pick.

He could fit in well with the Blazers, who have struggled to get production from their forwards this season, ranking 27th in points per game (36.3), tied for 28th in assists per game (5.5) and last in field goal percentage (39%).

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Lillard said in September that Portland has its sights set on an National Basketball Association title, and that's something Anthony has yet to achieve. Carmelo performed 10 game titles that year in advance of now being traded away to the Chicago Bulls who would afterwards waive him. For his career, the future Hall of Famer has averaged 24.0 points (44.9% shooting) and 6.5 rebounds in 35.8 minutes per game.

Back again when the New York Knicks have been seeking to trade Carmelo Anthony, a well known opportunity location was the Portland Path Blazers, in part simply because both of those Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum attempted to recruit him to the Pacific Northwest.

Carmelo Anthony has always been waiting for a chance to play since November 2018, where he averaged 13.4ppg and 5.4rpg for the Houston Rockets. He'll make the most of it.