Anthony starting in Trail Blazers debut vs. Pelicans
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 20, 2019 08:27 AM
FILE - Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, left, hugs former New York Knick Carmelo Anthony after the NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Portland coach Terry Stotts says Carmelo Anthony will start at forward in his Trail Blazers debut against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time).
The 35-year-old Anthony agreed to contract terms with Portland last week but was officially signed Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) after passing a recent physical.
The 16-year veteran’s first game with his fifth NBA team comes in the same city — and across the street — from where he led Syracuse to an NCAA national title in 2003.
The 6-foot-8 Anthony began his NBA career in Denver, where he played seven-plus seasons before being traded in 2011 to the New York Knicks, where he spent six-plus seasons. He also has played one each with Oklahoma City and Houston. The Rockets traded him to Chicago last January, but the Bulls cut him before he played a game.
He has averaged 24 points in 1,064 career regular season games.