Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images Carmelo Anthony’s slim frame took center stage in a recent video from the Trail Blazers’ practice in Orlando. A video of Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony working out in Orlando revealed that the 36-year-old forward appears to be in shape heading into the NBA’s restart.
Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images ESPN’s Kevin Pelton explained that Trail Blazers wing Gary Trent Jr. is in position to thrive in Orlando. The Trail Blazers will need production from the youth on their roster if they hope to claw their way inside the Western Conference’s postseason picture.
Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images How will Trail Blazers big man Zach Collins mesh inside Portland’s re-tooled lineup. The return of Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkic creates an avant-garde starting lineup for the Portland Trail Blazers as they travel to Orlando to finish the 2019-20 season.
Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports Jason Quick of The Athletic explains why the Blazers might handle the bubble better than most teams. When it comes to isolating during the NBA season restart in Orlando, Florida, the Portland Trail Blazers are well-positioned.
Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images The team will arrive at Disney World on Thursday. The Portland Trail Blazers will have their first practice inside the NBA’s Orlando bubble on Saturday, according to a league memo.
Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images Little’s energy and defensive impact could make him valuable as Portland competes for a playoff spot. Portland Trail Blazers rookie Nassir Little has had an interesting year.
Trail Blazers small forward Carmelo Anthony is looking forward to a return to his original small forward position now that the team’s starting power forward Zach Collins has returned to health, per Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com.
Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images Lillard, McCollum, Nurkic and Little are among the players who will have statements on their jerseys. Several Portland Trail Blazers players will have social justice statements on the backs of their jerseys when play resumes in Orlando.
Presuming that the NBA season does restart on July 30 in Orlando, the voice of the Portland Trailblazers is going to be very different. Kevin Calabro, who has been the Blazers’ TV play-by-play announcer for four years, and was the voice of the Seattle Sonics for 21 years before that, is stepping down from the role.
With Trevor Ariza unavailable for the NBA’s restart this summer, Damian Lillard thinks the Trail Blazers could opt for a big starting lineup that features Carmelo Anthony at the 3 (Twitter link via Royce Young of ESPN).
Calabro, 64, began working as an NBA announcer in 1979 and served as the voice of the Seattle SuperSonics for 21 years. He teamed with Lamar Hurd to announce Trail Blazers games beginning in the 2016-17 season.