November 21, 2019, 6:30 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside has been downgraded to out for Thursday's contest vs. the Bucks.
The Blazers will be in desperate need of frontcourt help with Whiteside, Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkić all ruled out. Nassir Little, Skal Labissiere, Anthony Tolliver, Mario Hezonja and Carmelo Anthony could all see extra minutes as a result while Little is most likely their best defensive big left. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez could have great fantasy lines against this frontcourt.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
November 20, 2019, 9:54 amCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony finished with 10 points on just 4-of-14 shooting in his debut with the Blazers, but Terry Stotts said that he felt "very encouraged" by the chances his power forward was getting throughout the game.
Melo also had five fouls and five turnovers while he talked about adjusting to the speed of the game again after sitting out for an entire year. The Blazers meanwhile seem poised to continue using him in a starting role and it remains to be seen what kind of value can Melo generate in his new home.
November 19, 2019, 10:23 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony debuted for the Blazers and started on Tuesday, going for 10 points on 4-of-14 shooting, four boards, two treys and a block in a 104-115 loss to the Pelicans.
It's a solid start for Melo, who played in just 10 games last season for the Rockets but averaged 13.4 points per game. Damian Lillard (back spasms) missed this game, so he may not get up to 14 field goal attempts on a regular basis. He's not a must-add player in standard leagues, but he's worth paying attention to. And that shouldn't be tough, given all the coverage you're sure to hear.
November 19, 2019, 6:03 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony is starting at PF against the Pelicans on Tuesday per Marc J. Spears of ESPN.
What a turn of events for Melo in the past week. Melo may realistically be the second option on offense in his debut behind C.J. McCollum with Damian Lillard. With Melo seeing a reported 20 minute cap, his upside is limited, but Melo was never ne to shy away from shooting.
Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 4:14 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Per Marc J. Spears of ESPN, Carmelo Anthony is expected to play around 20 minutes against the Pelicans on Tuesday.
It’s officially Melo time again. For the first time in over a year Anthony will take the floor in an NBA game, and he gets a good matchup against a banged up Pelicans team. The Blazers will need everything Melo has in him with star PG Damian Lillard out.
Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 1:31 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard (back spasms) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Pelicans.
With Lillard sitting this one out the offense will likely run through C.J. McCollum while Anfernee Simons should get the start at PG and all the minutes that he can handle. Both make for DFS value plays and Simons makes for an intriguing streaming option in a nice matchup. The newly signed Carmelo Anthony may see more usage than expected in his debut as well.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 11:33 amCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony passed his physical this morning and he will be activated for tonight’s game against the Pelicans.
Melo will wear No. 00 and he should get into some action tonight. The Blazers have been using Nassir Little, Mario Hezonja and Anthony Tolliver in the power forward position so far and the starting gis seems to be up for grabs.
Source: Blazers PR on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 10:58 amCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Terry Stotts said that Carmelo Anthony arrived in New Orleans last night and he expects to meet with him this morning with an expectation that he could play against the Pelicans tonight.
Melo has said all the right things so far while Damian Lillard and C.J McCollum, the team’s leaders, have endorsed his signing. It remains to be seen what he can bring to the table and it’s not a bad idea to actually take a flier on him in deep leagues as the Blazers have a need for a scoring forward.
Source: Dan Shelton on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 12:41 amNassir LittleSF, Portland Trail Blazers
Nassir Little had his best game as a starter in Monday's 108-132 loss to the Rockets, scoring 11 points to go with seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and two turnovers in 29 minutes.
Little went from not playing at all to all of a sudden being in the starting lineup, so it's been admirable to watch him attempt to learn on the fly. Though he isn't expected to start once he is able to suit up, the arrival of Carmelo Anthony is sure to cut into the rookie's playing time. He is not on the radar aside from 20-team settings.
November 16, 2019, 6:54 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony is expected to join the Blazers on Tuesday.
The Blazers are extremely thin in their frontcourt and their is a decent chance Anthony actually sees a decent role. He may only be worth an add in anything but deeper leagues, but put him on your watch list.
Source: Brooke Olzendam on Twitter
November 15, 2019, 7:16 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony is not expected to take the floor for the Blazers before Tuesday against the Pelicans.
The Blazers presumably signed Melo to give him some actual minutes, as a result it should not take him too long to get into the lineup and take on his fully realized role. If Anthony can follow Hassan Whiteside's lead and become another Damian Lillard teammate success story he may have some fantasy value for standard leagues, but he is more likely to be a deep-league option. If you have some dead weight to drop there is no harm in scooping Melo up for one last ride.
November 14, 2019, 9:04 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony has a agreed to sign with the Portland Trailblazers.
The deal is reportedly non-guaranteed and with Portland sliding in the standings, the move screams desperation. Melo will be able to provide you some points on inefficient shooting if he can get minutes in the mid-20s and this move would mean Mario Hezonja and Skal Labissiere would lose most of their minutes. Nassir Little might slide over to the bench for Melo, but we'll find out soon enough. Carmelo Anthony hasn't been inside the top-100 in value since the 2016-2017 season and was barely inside the top-200 last season with 29.4 minutes a game. If you're scooping him up, make sure you're giving up nothing of real value.
September 23, 2019, 1:27 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Free Agent
As of right now, the Nets are "very unlikely" to sign Carmelo Anthony, according to a report from Shams Charania.
Brooklyn is more likely to sign players that they have worked out recently, with Charania naming Lance Thomas and C.J. Williams as possibilities. At least more people can complain about Melo being unsigned now.
Source: The Athletic
September 18, 2019, 12:54 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Free Agent
According to Ian Begley, several Nets players are pushing for the team to sign Carmelo Anthony but it's unknown whether the front office will go forward.
Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have already been reported as being among Anthony's supporters. Still, Melo could end up with a team other than the Nets or nowhere at all in the NBA. He averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds before the Rockets parted ways with him last November.
Source: Ian Begley on SNY
August 29, 2019, 12:32 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Free Agent
Carmelo Anthony participated in a 5-on-5 scrimmage with some Knicks players on Thursday.
The Knicks have 15 guaranteed deals on their roster and one spot remaining for their training camp, so it may be tough for Melo to catch on, but this is the second known workout in the past week and long overdue. If things go well, maybe we'll see additional teams take a look at the former scoring champ. For now, Melo can be ignored in fantasy drafts.
Source: Jake Fischer on Twitter