After a tumultuous last few years in attempt to find a team that would cater to Carmelo Anthony’s demands, the thirty-five year old ten-time NBA All-Star and 2013 scoring champion has been granted one more opportunity.
“The non-guaranteed deal will reportedly pay Anthony $14,490 for each day he is on the Blazers’ roster,” according to Bobby Marks at ESPN. “The deal will become fully guaranteed on Jan. 7 if he’s still on the roster.”
Although Melo is one of the most revered players in modern history for his one-on-one capabilities, his style of play, his work ethic, and his off-court activism, he has struggled to find a home.
That said, many players are excited to see Anthony back on basketball’s biggest stage.
Welcome back Melo— Rudy Gay (@RudyGay) November 15, 2019
It’s about damn time‼️ https://t.co/6A3wDbbrQ2— DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 15, 2019
RIGHT!!!! https://t.co/7wCnzozgNV— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 15, 2019
Now the question is whether an aging player who has not been active much over the last few seasons — and was at one point demanding to be a starter and a marquee player — can still make a big enough impact to warrant all the hype in the first place.
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