Tag Archives: Lillard

Blazers’ Anthony to start; Lillard (back) sidelined

Blazers’ Anthony to start; Lillard (back) sidelined

Forward Carmelo Anthony officially joined the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, while star guard Damian Lillard sat out with back spasms.

“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,” said Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.

The Trail Blazers activated Anthony prior to Tuesday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Coach Terry Stotts told reporters Anthony would start at power forward and play about 20 minutes.

“If he was ready to start, he was going to start,” Stotts said.

Lillard was scratched due to the back soreness he has dealt with for close to a week. Lillard is just 10-for-46 shooting over the past three games.

It wasn’t immediately known whether Lillard will miss more than one game. He is averaging 28.6 points and 7.1 assists in 14 games.

According to reports, Anthony’s one-year, non-guaranteed contract is worth up to $2.15 million.

The 10-time All-Star has not played a game in the NBA since Nov. 8, 2018 with the Houston Rockets. Houston traded him to Chicago on Jan. 22 and the Bulls waived him on Feb. 1.

Anthony, 35, holds career NBA averages of 24.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.02 steals in 1,064 games (1,056 starts) over 16 seasons with Denver, New York, Oklahoma City and Houston.

The Blazers granted Anthony’s request to return to the league in uniform number 00 and he is expected to provide offense for Portland.

–Field Level Media

Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.


Source : Reuters Link

Damian Lillard grew up a Carmelo Anthony fan, thinks Melo can help the Blazers | NBA on ESPN

Damian Lillard speaks to reporters about the Portland Trail Blazers bringing in Carmelo Anthony after rough stints with the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder. #NBA #Sports ✔ Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔ Subscribe … read more

Damian Lillard erupts for career-high 60 points in Nets-Blazers showdown | 2019-20 NBA Highlights

Damian Lillard scores a career-high 60 points on 19 made field goals, including seven 3-pointers in the Portland Trail Blazers’ 119-115 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. ✔ Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔ Subscribe to … read more