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It’s been over a year since Carmelo Anthony played in an NBA game with his last contest coming last season in Oklahoma City (November 8, 2018) as a member of the Rockets. His last start was 10 days prior to that contest, in Houston against the Blazers.

Anthony is making his debut for Portland tonight and Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com tweets that Melo will start against the Pelicans. Anthony is expected to play about 20 minutes or so in the contest, a source tells the scribe.

The Blazers officially signed Anthony earlier today after coming to an agreement with the forward on a one-year, nonguaranteed deal last week.

 “Carmelo is an established star in this league that will provide a respected presence in our locker room and a skill set at a position of need on the floor,” Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey said.

Anthony is likely to slot in at the four for the Blazers alongside center Hassan Whiteside. The 10-time All-Star’s first action alongside Damian Lillard will have to wait, as the point guard has been ruled out of the game against the Pelicans because of back spasms.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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RJ Barrett
2018 / ATL*
Luka Doncic
2017 / BOS
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2016 / BOS
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2015 / PHI
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Al Horford
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Adam Morrison
2005 / UTAH
Deron Williams
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Ben Gordon
2003 / DEN
Carmelo Anthony
2002 / GSW
Mike Dunleavy
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Pau Gasol
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Darius Miles
1999 / NOH
Baron Davis
1998 / DEN
Raef LaFrentz
1997 / BOS
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Shareef Abdur-Rahim
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Jerry Stackhouse
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