According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Portland Trail Blazers sign a contract with Carmelo Anthony.
Portland signs Carmelo Anthony.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@ wojespn) November 15, 2019
The 35-year-old striker has been looking for a team since joining the Houston Rockets after only 10 games last season. He is a ten-time all-star, six-time All-NBA member and former top scorer with a career averages of 24.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists.
Blazers star Damian Lillard was reportedly briefed on the deal on Wednesday night, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Lillard is said to have "helped" get Anthony to help the Blazers, who had to contend with a 4-8 record at the start of the season.
Damian Lillard was informed of the potential to add to Carmelo Anthony and he made it. It is clear that he has always supported the future Hall-of-Famer, the league's sources told Yahoo Sports. Portland looking for a boost for a slow start.
̵1; Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 15, 2019
According to Wojnarowski, Anthony will accompany the blazers on their upcoming road trip, which includes a stopover in Houston to face missiles on Monday ( 8 ET, NBA TV ). According to Bobby Marks of ESPN, the non-guaranteed deal will pay Anthony $ 14,490 every day he's on the list of blazers. The deal is fully guaranteed on January 7th, if he is still in the squad.
Carmelo Anthony will earn $ 14,490 while in the squad in Portland. The contract is fully guaranteed if it is not terminated by 7 January.
– Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) November 15, 2019
Anthony should help Portland fill in the gap that arose on the runway after striker Zach Collins fell ill with an injury.