The NBA world has been waiting on pins and needles for months waiting to see if future Hall of Famer Carmelo Anthony would land on an NBA roster this season. On Thursday, we got our answer, and it landed right in our backyard.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a non-guaranteed deal with Anthony.
Carmelo Anthony has long been linked to the Blazers. Portland's star duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum have both been very vocal about their support and recruitment of Melo in the past. In fact, Lillard talked about the prospect of adding Melo two summers ago at his annual basketball camp.
McCollum happened to be making a guest appearance at Lillard's camp that same day, and he too gave the media his thoughts on the prospects of adding Anthony.
We all know what happened that summer - he was traded by the Knicks, not to the Blazers, but to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He then hit the open market in the summer of 2018, where he once again rejected the Blazers and signed with the Rockets. As recently as two months ago, Lillard said that he felt after multiple failed recruitments that Anthony was never coming to Portland. Wonder if he saw this one coming.
Stayed tuned to NBC Sports Northwest for all the latest Anthony news as it develops.