January 21, 2020, 12:54 amCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony scored 14 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block on Monday.
Melo fluffed up the stat sheet as much as he could and provided an efficient scoring night which was the minimum we expect with C.J. McCollum out. Don't expect these shooting nights to come often, but the numbers should continue to pile up as the Blazers are in dire need of help.
January 19, 2020, 12:30 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard did his best to hard-carry the Blazers on his shoulders on Saturday but was unable to do so, despite dropping 34 points (10-of-23 FGs, 9-of-12 FTs), five 3s, six assists and one steal.
Lillard was missing C.J. McCollum in this one. And despite Gary Trent Jr. exploding for a career-best 30 points, Carmelo Anthony struggled to help out, going 4-for-13 from the field for nine points, four rebounds and one block.
January 17, 2020, 5:55 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard (illness) is listed as questionable to face the Mavs on Friday.
This upper respiratory illness has been making its rounds throughout the Blazers' locker room. If Lillard gets knocked out that would mean CJ McCollum will be in for a ton of usage and Carmelo Anthony will also be glad to take some extra shots tonight.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
January 16, 2020, 12:03 amCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony had a great night shooting and rebounding, but didn't do much else, ending with 18 points (7-10 from the field), 12 rebounds and a single assist on Wednesday.
Anthony has been up and down recently but is hovering around a top-100 player thanks to his scoring and rebounding. His efficiency was great tonight, but unfortunately this isn't the norm for Melo.
January 14, 2020, 12:23 amCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony scored 17 points with six rebounds, a season-high eight assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on Monday.
Anthony had as many assists tonight as he did in the last seven games combined, so don't expect this to happen ever again. This is the upper end of his production and while there isn't much to love outside the inefficient scoring, someone has to get stats on this Portland team and it looks like Anthony is stepping up to the plate.
January 12, 2020, 1:22 amCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony double-doubled with 19 points, 11 rebounds and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes on Saturday.
Anthony continues to hold late-round value for his points and rebounds and that should be able to stick as Portland needs his production. He has little upside but is worth holding in standard leagues.
January 9, 2020, 10:22 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony scored eight points on 3-of-10 shooting with two rebounds on Thursday.
Following his game-winning heroics, Anthony disappeared in a blowout loss to the Wolves. He's not going to be an efficient scorer and there will be nights like this, but overall he's worth a hold due to the fact that Portland needs him to put up numbers.
January 7, 2020, 10:00 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony hit the game-winning shot on Tuesday night, totaling 28 points, seven rebounds, two steals and five 3-pointers while going 10-of-17 from the field.
The Raptors are generally okay with conceding the inefficient shots that Anthony loves and decided to accept that he might get cooking if it meant keeping Damian Lillard under wraps. The Blazers led for just 17 seconds tonight but they come away with a win just the same. Anthony's a fine source of relatively inefficient points and boards and should be treated as a late-round option with modest upside because of his role.
January 5, 2020, 9:24 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony had a rough outing against the Heat on Sunday, totaling 11 points (3-of-11 FG), three assists and two rebounds over 37 minutes.
It was disappointing to see Anthony was unable to take advantage of CJ McCollum's (illness) absence. He's still a standard league hold, but the Blazers have other options that could cut into his playing time if Anthony were to enter an extended slump. For instance, Anfernee Simons put together 19 points, four rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers. Simons is still more of a deep league project but clearly has the potential to be more than that if the Blazers were to give up on the season.
January 3, 2020, 10:04 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony put together another nice performance on Friday, going 7-of-9 from the field for 16 points against the hapless Wizards.
Melo added six rebounds, two assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in his 31 minutes. He had dipped outside of standard-league value lately thanks to some terrible shooting but he's now got a couple strong games under his belt and the Blazers are going to give him tons of run with limited alternatives. It's going to be pretty boring and there will be bad stretches but Melo's become a reasonable 12-team player.
January 1, 2020, 10:07 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony brought it back to his golden days in Wednesday's return to Madison Square Garden, scoring a game-high 26 points (11-of-17 shooting) to go with seven rebounds and three triples in 31 minutes
Melo hadn't played in New York in over two years, so you could tell both he and the Knicks fans, who cheered for him all night, missed each other. He continues to float around standard league value for those in need of scoring and rebounding stats.
December 29, 2019, 1:13 amCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony shot 5-for-14 from the floor on Saturday night on his way to 13 points, five rebounds, a block and a 3-pointer.
Against all odds, Melo has cemented himself as a top-80 type for a Blazers team that will take absolutely anything they can get. He should be good to go for fantasy GMs but shooting nights like this might start to pop up a little more often. Either way, he's found money this year so enjoy the good times.
December 24, 2019, 12:23 amCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony (left knee soreness) didn't appear to skip a beat in his return from a one-game absence on Monday, posting 23 points (9-of-17 shooting), nine rebounds, two dimes, one trey and one steal.
Melo is back doing Melo things. He's established a top-75 floor this season and given his important role with the Blazers, is a reliable bet to keep on delivering the goods.
December 23, 2019, 8:26 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony (left knee contusion) will play on Monday vs. the Pelicans.
Melo missed Saturday's game, but he's ready to roll again tonight. Get him in your lineups. He's surprisingly in the top 70/60 (8-cat/9-cat) over the last month.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
December 22, 2019, 9:17 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony is questionable with a left knee contusion for Monday's game with the Pelicans.
Anthony Tolliver would receive the start in Carmelo's absence, and Nassir Little stands to gain some minutes as well, but the issue is not considered to be so serious at this time. Check back on Monday to see if Melo is ready to return to action.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter