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Report: Carmelo Anthony re-signing with Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony

Orlando, FL - JULY 28: Carmelo Anthony #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers smiles during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder during a scrimmage on July 28, 2020 at The Visa Athletic Center at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Carmelo Anthony, on the verge of slipping from the NBA, resuscitated his career with the Trail Blazers. Anthony was so happy about the opportunity to keep playing, he said he wanted to finish his career in Portland.

It’ll at least continue there.

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Good for Anthony getting another contract. He considered retirement before the Trail Blazers’ suffered enough injuries to sign him. Portland even started Anthony, which he has shown is important to him. Anthony made good in the opportunity, finding a decent blend between complementing Damian Lillard/C.J. McCollum and hunting his own shots as he did over a Hall of Fame career primarily with the Knicks and Nuggets.

But the Trail Blazers have far better options at forward now.

Portland is trading for Robert Covington, signing Derrick Jones Jr. and re-signing Rodney Hood, who should be healthier. Zach Collins could be healthier. Gary Trent Jr. was a breakout player in the bubble.

Where does that leave Anthony? Perhaps more importantly, how will he feel about it?