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.
Free agent Carmelo Anthony is finalizing a deal to re-sign with the Portland Trail Blazers, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 21, 2020
🔥 Melo Stayed 🔥
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— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) November 23, 2020
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.