Carmelo Anthony was back in news after signing a non-guaranteed contract to play for the Portland Trail Blazers in the current NBA season. The forward hasn’t played basketball since November 8, 2018, after being released by Houston Rockets. The forward played just 10 games with the Rockets last season and since then hasn't set foot on an NBA court.
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 has spent his career as a member of the teams like Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, and Houston Rockets.
G is starting chemo in a few days and she had a very special FaceTime from one of her favorite players and one of the realist, @carmeloanthony! Thank you to the legend, @BroKnows368 pic.twitter.com/mDaZQM25Ch— Anthony Donahue (@AnthonyMSG) November 18, 2019
Before making his debut for Portland, Anthony surprised an NYC cancer patient with a fan moment. In October, Gregoire, sister of a Knicks superfan, Anthony Donahue and founder of The Orange and Blue Crew was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer called 'Gioblastoma'.
Quitting is not an option! We fight, smile and believe every single day! pic.twitter.com/2kwS5i4sE0— Anthony Donahue (@AnthonyMSG) October 31, 2019
Carmelo Anthony called her via FaceTime before she began her round of extensive chemotherapy. Speaking to her, he asked her to stay strong and keep fighting. He also asked her not to worry.
The 35-year-old is excited to get started in Portland, where he will join Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and head coach Terry Stotts.