During an interview with Rachel Nichols of ESPN in the Disney bubble, Portland Trail Blazers small forward Carmelo Anthony opened up about how he's finally “at peace” with basketball and life.

Anthony looks rejuvenated with the Blazers after his disastrous stint with the Houston Rockets in 2018-19. The future Hall of Famer told Nichols it took him a while to fully get over what happened with the Rockets, but he is in a great place now — both mentally and physically.

Carmelo Anthony is averaging 15.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 56 games with the Blazers. The 10-time All-Star and one-time scoring champion is also shooting 42.8 percent from the field, 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 84.7 percent from the free-throw line.

The Blazers are in ninth place in the Western Conference standings, inching closer to the Memphis Grizzlies for the No. 8 spot. Anthony is putting up 16.2 points, 6.7 boards and 1.0 steals per game for Portland in the bubble, and he has also hit some clutch shots and helped superstar point guard Damian Lillard in the fourth quarter.

All in all, it's great to see Melo back in the NBA after he was exiled last season and the beginning of the 2019-20 campaign. Kudos to the Blazers for signing Anthony when the other teams in the league didn't give him a chance.