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Carmelo Anthony suited up against the Knicks for the first time as a member of the Trail Blazers Tuesday night, and Marcus Morris was excited for the event.

“Man, I enjoy going against Melo,” Morris said before the game (via Steve Popper of Newsday). “Growing up he always was my favorite player. Even when I came into the draft, I was like, yeah, I’m going to be like Melo. You know what I’m saying? Over the years it’s been really good to go against him. I watched a lot of film on him.

“Melo’s been one of the best scorers in this league for a long time. He’s still doing it. I’m very happy for him, very impressed that he could come from not playing for a while and make a great impact like he has.”

Here’s more from around the league:

  • In the same piece, Morris spoke about how he couldn’t understand how Anthony went so long without a team. “That’s not disrespecting nobody, but there’s guys in this league that can’t really tie Melo’s shoes — now. So for sure, he should have been in the league. But it always comes full circle, and he’s a real one. I always say the real never lose, so he’s back and he’s doing what he did.”
  • Deividas Sirvydis is impressing overseas, international journalist Donatas Urbonas tweets. Sirvydis was the No. 37 overall pick of the 2019 draft by the Pistons.
  • Everything is coming together for Richaun Holmes in Sacramento, Jordan Ramirez of NBA.com writes. Holmes, who signed with Sacramento this offseason, started the season on the bench but with his strong play, he’s become one of the Kings‘ most reliable players in the starting rotation.

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


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2019 / NYK
RJ Barrett
2018 / ATL*
Luka Doncic
2017 / BOS
Jayson Tatum
2016 / BOS
Jaylen Brown
2015 / PHI
Jahlil Okafor
2014 / PHI
Joel Embiid
2013 / WAS
Otto Porter
2012 / WAS
Bradley Beal
2011 / UTAH
Enes Kanter
2010 / NJ
Derrick Favors
2009 / OKC
James Harden
2008 / MIN*
O.J. Mayo
2007 / ATL
Al Horford
2006 / CHB
Adam Morrison
2005 / UTAH
Deron Williams
2004 / CHI
Ben Gordon
2003 / DEN
Carmelo Anthony
2002 / GSW
Mike Dunleavy
2001 / MEM
Pau Gasol
2000 / LAC
Darius Miles
1999 / NOH
Baron Davis
1998 / DEN
Raef LaFrentz
1997 / BOS
Chauncey Billups
1996 / VAN
Shareef Abdur-Rahim
1995 / PHI
Jerry Stackhouse
1994 / DET
Grant Hill
1993 / GSW*
Anfernee Hardaway
1992 / MIN
Christian Laettner
1991 / SAC
Billy Owens
1990 / DEN
Chris Jackson
1989 / SA
Sean Elliott
1988 / PHI*
Charles Smith
1987 / NJ
Dennis Hopson
1986 / GSW
Chris Washburn
1985 / LAC
Benoit Benjamin

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