Report: Carmelo Anthony to sign with Blazers
NBA.com Global on Nov 15, 2019 02:49 PM
FILE - HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 4: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Houston Rockets reacts during a preseason game against the Indiana Pacers on October 4, 2018 at Toyota Center, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Portland Trail Blazers are signing Carmelo Anthony to a non-guaranteed deal, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Deal is non-guaranteed, per source. https://t.co/9o6mmiXSNN— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 15, 2019
The 35-year-old forward has been searching for a team ever since he was traded away from the Houston Rockets after just 10 games last season. He's a 10-time All-Star and former scoring champ with career averages of 24.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists.
According to Wojnarowski, Anthony will join the Blazers on their upcoming road trip, which includes a stop in Houston to face the Rockets on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). 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 (Jan. 8, PHL time) if he's still on the roster.
Carmelo Anthony will earn $14,490 while on the roster in Portland. The contract becomes fully guaranteed if he is not waived by Jan. 7.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) November 15, 2019
The Blazers have struggled to start the season with a record of 4-8. Anthony should help Portland fill the void created in the frontcourt after forward Zach Collins went down with injury.