Carmello Anthony returns to the NBA


After a year away from the NBA, Carmello Anthony is returning with the Portland Trail Blazers. He joined the Trail Blazers on their current road trip and made his debut with the team on Tuesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. He started and played 24 minutes in his season debut while adding 10 points to go along with his 4 boards.

Portland’s interest in the former star was not new. The Blazers showed interest in him when he was still playing for the New York Knicks. Anthony has not played since Nov 8th 2018, when he only played in the final ten games for the Houston Rockets last season. Shortly after the team said they were going separate ways, but kept him on the roster until they traded him to the Chicago Bulls Jan 22. He did not see any playing time with the Bulls who waived him little over a week later on Feb 1st. He has remained unsigned for until now.  Terms of the contract were not immediately available.