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Carmelo Anthony re-signs with Blazers

Anthony averaged 15.4 points last season in Portland.

NBA.com staff and Twitter reports

Carmelo Anthony will reportedly remain with the team that gave him a career lifeline last season.

Carmelo Anthony has returned to the Portland Trail Blazers, the team announced Sunday, signing a one-year deal first reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania on Saturday.

Anthony, 36, was out of the NBA when the Blazers signed him as a free agent last November. He went on to average 15.4 points on 43-percent shooting, giving them a much-needed offensive boost in support of star guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.

Among all-time NBA leaders, Anthony ranks 15th in points (26,446), 19th in field goals (9,473), 35th in minutes (40,030) and 40th in three-pointers (1,449). He is one of 12 players in NBA history with at least 26,000 points, 7,000 rebounds and 3,200 assists.

Anthony will be entering his 17th NBA season, during which he’s averaged 23.6 points and 6.5 rebounds.

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