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Carmelo Anthony has silenced his haters after some starring performances for the Trail Blazers. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George support Melo against haters

Written By Sujay Chakraborty | Mumbai | Updated On:
Carmelo Anthony

After a not so impressive debut for his new side Portland Trail Blazers, Carmelo Anthony proved his doubters wrong with some starring performances this past week. His performances were so good that he was awarded the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the previous week. Among all the buzz around Anthony, two of the bonafide stars in the league - Paul George and Kawhi Leonard have come out to defend Anthony from his haters.

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Kawhi Leonard on Carmelo Anthony

Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard spoke on Carmelo Anthony’s return to the league, saying that Anthony deserves to be in the league and still has a lot left in the tank. Leonard added that Anthony is for sure a future NBA Hall of Famer.

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Paul George on Carmelo Anthony

Clippers teammate, Paul George praised the Trail Blazers for giving Carmelo Anthony the chance to come back and wished him luck for the season ahead.

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Carmelo Anthony stats

Since returning to the NBA with the Trail Blazers, Carmelo Anthony is averaging 17.7 points, 6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. Last week, Anthony averaged 22.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists. He scored a season-high 25 points against the Chicago Bulls on November 25th and helped his side to a 3-0 record in the week.

Carmelo Anthony who returned to the NBA after being waived-off by the Houston Rockets in November 2018 is playing like he's got a lot to prove and for sure the Trail Blazers are benefitting from this.

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