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Sport Carmelo Anthony fades after strong start in Trail Blazers debut

05:57  20 november  2019
05:57  20 november  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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.

Portland coach Terry Stotts says Carmelo Anthony will start at forward in his Trail Blazers debut against the New Orleans Pelicans. The 35-year-old Anthony agreed to contract terms with Portland last week but was officially signed Tuesday after passing a recent physical.

Carmelo Anthony made the start in his Portland Trail Blazers debut and immediately got to work on the New Orleans Pelicans.

Carmelo Anthony got off to a fine start in his Portland Trail Blazers debut on Tuesday.

a man holding a ball: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 19: Carmelo Anthony #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts after scoring on a three-point basket during a NBA game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on November 19, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)© Provided by Oath Inc. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 19: Carmelo Anthony #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts after scoring on a three-point basket during a NBA game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on November 19, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

But as the game wore on, his offense wore down as he struggled to make shots and hold on to the ball in a 115-104 New Orleans Pelicans victory.

Anthony, playing and starting in his first NBA game since Nov. 8 of last year, hit his second shot from the field, an open 3-pointer from the wing.

Carmelo Anthony reportedly won't debut for Portland before Tuesday, missing early Houston reunion

  Carmelo Anthony reportedly won't debut for Portland before Tuesday, missing early Houston reunion Carmelo Anthony reportedly won't debut for Portland before Tuesday, missing early Houston reunionAnthony still needs to complete his physical in order to finalize his one-year deal with Portland, but could do so Saturday, Wojnarowski added.

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The Portland Trail Blazers are skidding out of the gates to start the season, sitting at 5-9 after a lopsided loss to Carmelo Anthony will wear No. 00 for POR because No. 7 is being held in honor of Brandon Roy; No Anthony is expected to make his Portland debut Tuesday night in New Orleans

BOX SCORE: PELICANS 115, TRAIL BLAZERS 104

It followed an opening Portland possession that saw Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside try a little too hard to get Anthony involved with a forced pass to the baseline that turned into a steal for Pelicans forward Kenrich Williams.

Anthony missed on his first shot, a 20-foot jumper, before connecting on the long ball that got the Trail Blazers on the scoreboard.

He’d go on to hit three of his first six shots from the floor before leaving for the bench midway through the second quarter when he picked up his third foul.

The second half was a different story for Anthony, who missed all three of his third-quarter shots and turned the ball over multiple times en route to a 10-point performance that saw him hit 4-of-14 field goal attempts. He turned the ball over a team-high five times while posting a team-worst minus-20 in the plus/minus column in a 24-point Portland debut that can adequately be described as rusty.

Timing was right for Blazers' signing of Carmelo Anthony

  Timing was right for Blazers' signing of Carmelo Anthony A slow start and a plethora of frontcourt injuries set the stage for the Blazers to sign Anthony.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.

Carmelo Anthony is expected to provide depth for Portland’s injury-depleted frontcourt.Credit He is expected to make his Blazers debut on Tuesday night in New Orleans, wearing the jersey No. 00. Anthony opted instead to waive his Knicks no-trade clause to facilitate a trade to Oklahoma City, then

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Whether the 35-year-old 10-time All-Star can knock that rust off will be one of the stories to watch in Portland as the Trail Blazers look to dig themselves out from a 5-10 start.

While Anthony’s ability to make an impact on a team that desperately needs frontcourt scoring is an unknown, his addition to the lineup is relatively low-risk. He signed a non-guaranteed contract with Portland that will be guaranteed if he remains with the team past January.

By then, the Blazers should have a better gauge of where he fits in the lineup and whether they’ll be a competitive team in the Western Conference.

The Blazers got more bad news ahead of the game when star guard Damian Lillard was scratched with back spasms. Lillard has been the lone bright spot in Portland with a scorching start to the season before he went into a shooting slump over the last week that appears related to his back problems.

Melo officially signs with Blazers, will reportedly be activated Tuesday

  Melo officially signs with Blazers, will reportedly be activated Tuesday Carmelo Anthony is officially headed for the Pacific Northwest. © Bob Levey / Getty Images Sport / GettyThe Portland Trail Blazers announced the signing of the veteran forward Tuesday, five days after reports suggested Anthony was inking a non-guaranteed contract with the team. He will be activated for Tuesday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Yahoo's Chris Haynes reports.Anthony's deal will be worth $2.15 million if he remains with the team past the NBA's roster guarantee date of Jan. 10, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

The possibility of Carmelo Anthony starting in his Blazers debut tonight has been considered, league sources tell ESPN. Carmelo officially signed with the Blazers this morning, per Jamie Goldberg of The Oregonian. As Woj previously reported last week it is a non-guaranteed contract and earlier today

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How long he’ll be sidelined is unclear, but any prolonged absence will provide Anthony with more opportunity to contribute as a scorer.

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