The Portland Trail Blazers were able to bring back Rodney Hood to open up NBA free agency. Following that move, many guessed that the Blazers would move on from trying to re-sign Carmelo Anthony. At this point in time, they are still hoping to be able to bring Anthony back.
According to a report from NBA reporter David Aldridge, the Trail Blazers are still working to try to bring Anthony back in free agency.
Going out and re-signing Hood should have never impacted the Trail Blazers’ thoughts about Anthony. He is a front-court player, while Hood is more of a shooting guard who can play some small forward.
Anthony has been connected a lot to the New York Knicks this offseason. He has been more than open to a potential reunion with his former team. The success that he had with Portland could make him strongly consider giving it another go with the Blazers.
During the 2019-20 NBA season with the Trail Blazers, Anthony ended up playing in and starting 58 games. He averaged 15.4 points per game to go along with 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists. Anthony shot 43 percent from the floor and 38.5 percent from behind the three-point line.
At 36 years old, this could be Anthony’s last chance to cash in on a deal. If the Knicks offer a considerable amount of money to bring Melo back, he will take it. On the other hand, if the Trail Blazers offer more, he’ll likely take that offer.
Expect to hear a lot more about Carmelo Anthony in the coming hours and days. He has a few teams interested, including the Trail Blazers. Don’t be surprised if he ends up simply returning to Portland.