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Report: Blazers signing Carmelo Anthony

Blazers, Carmelo Anthony

The Portland Trail Blazers are reportedly set to sign free agent Carmelo Anthony, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Many NBA fans had been wondering if Anthony would play in the league again, and it seems that the Blazers are set to add him to the roster.

Anthony played in just 10 games with the Houston Rockets before the franchise exiled and traded him to the Chicago Bulls last season. The Bulls waived Anthony, who hadn’t received any interest from teams since entering the open market until the Blazers swooped in.

Anthony averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game with the Rockets while shooting 40.5 percent from the field, 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free-throw line.

On the Blazers, Anthony will play with guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. The Blazers are in need of scoring and help in the front court, so this is a good roll of the dice by signing Anthony. The non-guaranteed contract makes it a low-risk proposition as well.

Portland has started the season at 4-8 after making it to the Western Conference Finals last season. It’s going to be interesting to see how Anthony meshes with Lillard and McCollum on the Blazers. Either way, it’s great to have Carmelo Anthony back in the league. He’s an NBA legend who deserved to end his career on his own terms.