Damian Lillard: ‘Hopefully We Can Be Part of a Great Bounceback for Melo’

by November 15, 2019

Damian Lillard hopes to be “part of a great bounceback” for new Trail Blazers teammate Carmelo Anthony.

Lillard, who says he’s unconcerned about Portland’s early-season struggles, believes Melo can provide crucial help.

Anthony, 35, inked a a non-guaranteed deal after being out of the NBA for over a year.

Per The Athletic:

But signing the 35-year-old forward is a risk the Blazers have to take after losing six of the last seven games while being exposed at power forward. The signing of the 16-year veteran is a clear indication that Blazers management felt it couldn’t wait until Dec. 15 to pursue the expanded trade market, and that the deficit left by the injury to Zach Collins was too great to let go unattended.

That’s why team star Damian Lillard says signing the 35-year-old is “worth a shot.”

“We added a good player,” Lillard said in a text. “Another scoring threat, experience, rebounder.”

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