Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers

While some NBA fans out there have been worried that their favorite players might return to the court out of shape and even gain too many lbs following a four-month layoff, Trail Blazers veteran Carmelo Anthony did the exact opposite.

In various photos and videos circulating the interwebs, NBA fans are taking notice of a slimmer Melo.

Clearly, Anthony took advantage of quarantine and worked on his body. Maybe it’s because he knew he would be earning a lot more small forward minutes instead of being the stretch four for the Blazers with Trevor Ariza not returning for the restart.

Melo is looking like a more finesse player with this physique; a perfect look for the three, even if he has been pitching the idea lately that the NBA is positionless.

Fans even think the 17-year veteran looks 10 years younger now and former players took notice as well.

Now think about a finesse and younger version of Melo.

Pair that version of the future Hall of Famer with Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins, the Blazers’ two 7-footers who are both going to be healthy after very lengthy rehabs.

Okay, now do you see why Trail Blazers fans are stoked to see a skinny Melo?

Look out NBA restart, the Trail Blazers look ready to go!

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