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Sport Timing was right for Blazers' signing of Carmelo Anthony

07:10  17 november  2019
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Report: Carmelo Anthony returning to NBA with Trail Blazers

  Report: Carmelo Anthony returning to NBA with Trail Blazers After months on the open market and fans clamoring for an NBA return, Carmelo Anthony finally has a new home. NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski dropped an unexpected Woj Bomb on Thursday night, reporting Anthony has signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Although Carmelo Anthony hasn't played in an NBA game in more than a year, the 35-year-old forward is joining the Portland Trail Blazers on a non-guaranteed The Blazers will be the fifth NBA franchise that the 10- time all-star has played for and the first since an ill-fated 10-game stint with the Houston

“Portland is signing Carmelo Anthony according to Adrian Wojnarowski, he just sent out a tweet about 15 minutes ago. Saying that it is official and that it is a During the halftime break of the Mavericks vs. Knicks game, the news of Carmelo signing with the Blazers was discussed by the TNT panel, and

The Trail Blazers have been interested in Carmelo Anthony for years and both parties reached the point where they needed each other, writes ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who provides an inside look at the events that led to this week’s signing.

Carmelo Anthony standing in front of a crowd© Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Portland general manager Neil Olshey conveyed that sentiment during a phone call with Anthony, Woj relays. The 10-time All-Star had been out of the league for a year and hadn’t gotten offers from any other teams. The Blazers are severely shorthanded in the frontcourt and needed to find someone who can contribute right away.

Portland’s 5-8 start can be at least partially attributed to the loss of Jusuf Nurkic, Zach Collins and Pau Gasol. Nurkic is still recovering after fracturing his leg late last season. Collins recently had shoulder surgery and isn’t expected back until March. Gasol, an offseason addition, is rehabilitating a stress fracture in his left foot that he suffered in the playoffs.

D-Wade, LeBron celebrate Carmelo signing with Blazers

  D-Wade, LeBron celebrate Carmelo signing with Blazers Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James celebrated his friend Carmelo Anthony getting back into the NBA on Thursday.ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday night that the 4-8 Portland Trail Blazers agreed to bring in 10-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony, which brought about a response of enthusiasm from NBA fans and of course, the rest of the Banana Boat crew. Dwyane Wade shared his reaction that it was 'about time' and LeBron echoed his friend's tweet.

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Carmelo Anthony , and star guard Damian Lillard played a part in the addition it seems. Beyond that, it appears Blazers star Damian Lillard gave a thumbs-up when it came to the idea of signing Melo. Follow the Heavy on NBA Facebook page for all the latest stories

Carmelo Anthony signed with the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. Anthony Hopes to Rescue Blazers Season. He will join a Portland team that entered the season with designs on advancing to the NBA Finals, having pulled off an upset in reaching the conference finals last season.

Olshey sees Anthony as someone who can provide scoring punch and command respect in the locker room. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum have been proponents of adding Anthony, and McCollum worked out with him in New York over the summer. Olshey took the recommendations to heart and remained in touch with Anthony’s agent, Leon Rose of CAA Sports. The GM was interested in adding Anthony, but only if he had regular playing time to offer.

Talks got more serious this week as the need for another frontcourt scorer became obvious. Olshey discussed the topic frequently with coach Terry Stotts and it was agreed that a non-guaranteed contract was the best option. Anthony will have a chance to prove his worth before contracts throughout the league become fully guaranteed in early January.

Charles Barkley's analysis of Carmelo Anthony joining Trail Blazers is a lot of 'dribble-dribble'

  Charles Barkley's analysis of Carmelo Anthony joining Trail Blazers is a lot of 'dribble-dribble' Charles Barkley's analysis of Carmelo Anthony joining Trail Blazers is a lot of 'dribble-dribble'He’ll join Damian Lillard, all-star guard and early MVP candidate, and CJ McCollum, the 2016 Most Improved Player. If you’re already raising your eyebrows at the amount of ball-handling guards now on the roster, you’re not alone.

Once news hit that the Trail Blazers were signing Anthony , support started pouring in. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was one of the many to Getty Images LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Carmelo Anthony of the Houston Rockets in 2018. On Thursday evening, ESPN’s Adrian

Carmelo Anthony — at long last — has found a home. The Portland Trail Blazers and the 10- time All-Star have agreed to a deal, according to a person with knowledge of the deal who was not authorized to discuss it publicly.

Wojnarowski notes that Anthony has contributed to his time as an outcast. He still viewed himself as a star when he was traded to the Thunder two years ago and wasn’t willing to accept the role that management asked. In Houston last year, a tense history with coach Mike D’Antoni prompted the Rockets to cut ties after a slow start.

Anthony may be looking at his last chance in Portland, but at least it’s off to a positive start. Olshey has a long history with Anthony and was encouraged by what he heard during their phone call, which was that Anthony still cares about winning and isn’t just looking for an NBA farewell tour. Sources tell Wojnarowski that Anthony had a physical today and could be playing by Tuesday, so we should know soon how much he has left to offer.

The Internet thinks Carmelo Anthony deserves an apology .
It appears apologies are in order to former Oklahoma City forward, Carmelo Anthony. Or at least, social media seems to think so. Anthony was signed by the Portland Trail Blazers on November 19 of this year, his return to the league one of the bigger stories in the NBA so far this season. 

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