PORTLAND, Ore — The Portland Trail Blazers are reportedly finalizing a one-year deal to bring back Carmelo Anthony.
Anthony wanted to show loyalty to the Trail Blazers, who gave him his opportunity to return to the NBA last season. He understands what to expect in Portland, where he will play a key role on a potential contender. https://t.co/3AiNteh9GN
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 21, 2020
Anthony quickly became a fan favorite in Portland last season. He played in 58 games for the Blazers, averaging 15.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. When the NBA season resumed in the Orlando bubble, Anthony played a key role in propelling the Blazers into the playoffs by making clutch shots in multiple games.
The Blazers also traded for center Enes Kanter on Friday. Kanter was a pivotal player during the Blazers’ run to the Western Conference Finals in 2019. It’s expected he’ll back up starting center Jusuf Nurkic.
Blazers offseason moves so far: