Carmelo is happy in Portland
In 2019 Carmelo has been been signed by the Portland Trail Blazers and the fit was there.The 35-year-old future Hall of Famer inked a one-year, $2.15 million deal with the Blazers in November. He is averaging 15.9 point per game, 6 rebds, playing an average 32,5 minutes and shooting 42% from the fields.
Portland is the city Carmelo Anthony would like for his storied NBA career to come to an end.
“This is where I want to retire,” says Anthony.
Per The Portland Tribune:
“I’m happy,” he said during an interview after Tuesday’s practice session. “I like the group a lot. When I came in, it was like a welcome-home party. I come in and it’s, ‘Thank you for coming’ from everybody.
“The coaches have been phenomenal with me. We talk almost every day about things I could do to help out with the team and with the young players — things I need to be doing. I’ve been on board with everyone and everything from Day One.”
So much so that, when asked if he’d like to re-sign with the Blazers after the season, Anthony’s response was immediate.
“I would love to stay,” he said. “I feel like this is the place for me to end my career. It could have happened earlier, but it didn’t. Now, where I’m at in my life and my career — this is where I want to retire.”