Carmelo Anthony to Return to Portland

It took a minute for Carmelo Anthony to find a good fit for the final chapter of his NBA career but he found one in Portland. Now the 36-year-old, who joined the Blazers part-way through the 2019-20 campaign, will return on another contract.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that Anthony understands the role expected of him in Portland and is eager to contribute for a contender in the West.

Anthony averaged 15.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for Portland last year as they desperately sought to fortify an injury-riddled roster. The team will have more bodies on the depth chart this year but Anthony’s scoring touch stands alone.

Portland will welcome Zach Collins back into the mix in 2020-21, not to mention Robert Covington, but Anthony will return to join them. This will be the 18th season of Anthony’s career.