Carmelo Anthony, who has been out of the NBA for over a year, wants to sign a non-guaranteed deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, source sources told ESPN.
The Blazers have tried at different times in the past to
Blazer's president of basketball operations Neil Olshey and Anthony's agent, Leon Rose of CAA Sports, have stayed in contact with Anthony since the preseason, sources said.
Portland is lagging towards the bottom of the Western Conference with a 4-8 standings
Anthony, 35, wants to join the Blazers on their upcoming six-game road trip, which starts Saturday against San Antonio, sources said.
Power forward what the position where the Blazers Zach Collins only amplified the void there. Anthony returns to fill that need.
Blazers, who have struggled to get their hands on this season. They ranked 27th in points per game (36.3), tied for 28th in assists per game (5.5) and last in field goals percentage (39%).
Portland star Damian Lillard said in September that the team has its sights set on at NBA title, and that's something Anthony has yet to achieve. He is one of 1
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"I'm in the gym every single day, "Anthony said. He also noted that "silence is not my surrender" and that he had been quiet until then because he felt he needed to step away from the game to "reevaluate myself, reevaluate my career, reevaluate my life."
Anthony, a 10-time all-star and six-time all-NBA player, suited up most recently for the Rockets in a 10-game stint that ended early in the 2018 season.
In addition to the Rockets, Anthony has played for the New York and Denver
Anthony won the league's scoring title in 2012-13, averaging 28.7 points per game. Anthony, who had made the playoffs for 10 consecutive seasons in Denver and New York.