Carmelo Anthony ‘keeping up to speed’ with workouts in case season resumes
Portland Trail Blazers small forward Carmelo Anthony has no clue if the 2019-20 season is going to start up again.
But just in case it does, the Blazers star is “keeping up to speed” with workouts at home.
“We done turned the house into a gym,” Carmelo Anthony told Chris Paul on IG live, via NBC Sports Northwest. “We got bikes, we got all the weights…kettlebells, dumbells that you can imagine. Stretching machines… everything that you could possibly need here. So I’ve been keeping up to speed with that.”
The NBA was forced to suspend the season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. However, as each day passes, it almost seemingly feels like the 2019-20 season is going to end up getting canceled altogether.
Anthony and the Blazers were in ninth place in the Western Conference standings with a record of 29-37 before the season was suspended.
Melo was averaging 15.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists with the Blazers in 50 games. He was also shooting 42.6 percent from the field, 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 84.3 percent from the free-throw line.
The Blazers have been inconsistent this season after making it to the Western Conference Finals in 2018-19. If the season resumes in the summer, Portland would be 3.5 games back of the Memphis Grizzlies for the eighth spot in the West.