Carmelo Anthony’s contract now guaranteed

Carmelo Anthony’s contract is now guaranteed for the rest of this season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. In eight games with the Portland Trail Blazers, Anthony is averaging 16.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.8 on 44.8% from the floor in 31.0 minutes per contest.

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Pau Gasol is newest addition to Trail Blazers coaching staff

Tuesday night Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stots let reporters know that the recently waived Pau Gasol would join the coaching staff after he returns from Spain. Gasol, 39, was waived November 20 to focus more on recovery from the foot surgery he had back in May. This confirmed rumblings that the two-time champion and six-time All-Star would be taking a coaching role with the team.

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Chris Haynes’ article on Carmelo Anthony criticism over POTW award

Here is a fine article from Chris Haynes discussing Carmelo Anthony’s dismissal of his critics. https://sports.yahoo.com/melo-on-player-of-the-week-criticism-ive-come-too-far-to-start-listening-to-that-bull-202526603.html

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Damian Lillard to return against Cleveland

According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Portland Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard will be in the lineup for the team’s game against the woeful Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday. He had missed the previous two contests with back spasms.

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November 21, 2019 NBA Recap

Top Performers pt rb ast CJ McCollumPOR @ MIL 37 6 10   5-10 3-pt S. LabissièrePOR @ MIL 22 12 3   5 blk Eric BledsoeMIL vs. POR 30 4 6    G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. POR 24 19 15   Triple-double J.J. RedickNOP @ PHO 26 5 2   5-8 3-pt Kelly Oubre Jr.PHO vs. NOP 25 6 4    Brandon IngramNOP @ PHO 28 8 5   2 blk Jrue HolidayNOP @ PHO 23 4 9   3 stl Pat ConnaughtonMIL vs. POR 18 4 2    E’Twaun MooreNOP @ PHO 19 5 2…

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Damian Lillard and Hassan Whiteside out against Milwaukee

When the 5-10 Portland Trail Blazers take on the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday night, they will do so without Damian Lillard and Hassan Whiteside. Anfernee Simons is listed as probable.

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Carmelo Anthony to Trail Blazers

Carmelo Anthony is back in the NBA. The ten-time All-Star agreed to a non-guaranteed contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to reporting by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Anthony, was boasts a career scoring average of 24 points per game, last appeared in an NBA game in November 2018 when he averaged 13.4 during his ten games with the Houston Rockets. The Trail Blazers have stumbled out of the gates to a 4-8 start are thin and at and need production out of their frontcourt, in lieu of the injury to…

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Blazers’ Collins out four months after shoulder surgery

The Portland Trail Blazers announced on Tuesday that forward Zach Collins will be out for approximately four months after undergoing a procedure to repair his left labrum. In a release the Blazers said their young big man will begin a treatment and rehabilitation process and will be re-evaluated in about four months. Collins suffered a dislocated shoulder in the third quarter of their game against the Dallas Mavericks on October 27. Collins had been averaging nine points and three rebounds in the three games he’d play in prior to his…

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Portland’s Zach Collins has dislocated shoulder, MRI forthcoming

The Portland Trail Blazers were able to leave Dallas with a 121-119 victory but they did not make it out of town unscathed. Zach Collins dislocated his left shoulder while battling for a rebounds late in the third quarter and did not return to the ballgame. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Collins will have an MRI Monday. The third year big man out of Gonzaga was going to be called upon this season to play in a bigger role than in either of his first two seasons, with the only…

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