Carmelo Anthony will finally make his appearance on the court after signing for Portland Trail Blazers couple of days back. The forward played just 10 games with the Rockets last season and since then hasn't set foot on NBA court in over a year.
Anthony will be joining Portland after agreeing to a non-guaranteed deal with the team. The Trail Blazers are giving him a chance out of desperation after starting the year 4-8 (win-loss record) despite consistent performances by Damian Lillard. The 10-time All-Star was a free agent for most of last season and was traded by Houston Rockets to Chicago Bulls last January, but he was waived on February 1. Anthony is expected to make his debut with the Blazers when they travel to New Orleans Pelicans.
Anthony will join the Blazers on upcoming road trip, per source. Power forward was the position that Blazers were most vulnerable and injury to Zach Collins only amplified void there. ‘Melo comes for a specific role and need.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 15, 2019
While Anthony is all set to take the court this season, he is shocked that Jamal Crawford is yet to find a team for himself this season. Crawford, a 20-year-old veteran, scored 50 points in a match last season as a member of the Phoenix Suns. His career average is 14.6 points and 3.4 assists per game. The 39-year-old is also an all-time leader in four-point plays in the NBA.
Speaking to the NBA website, Crawford said that he knows he can play and he thinks that his reputation is still solid. He also added that he is feeling better than last season physically and his mindset is to be patient as he is hoping something good comes about it.
With that game in April against the Mavericks, Crawford at 39 years, 20 days became the oldest player to score 50+ points in a game, as well as the first player to ever do so with four different franchises.
According to reports, teams like Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers are believed to be interested in Crawford.