Carmelo Anthony still is not ready to retire.
After the Trail Blazers signed the forward in November 2019 despite him not playing a game in a little over a year, the 36-year-old reportedly is working on finalizing a one-year deal to remain with Portland.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Anthony wanted to “show loyalty” to the team, who gave him another chance after he was traded from the Houston Rockets and waived by the Chicago Bulls.
Charania noted Anthony understands the role he’ll play for Portland in the twilight years of his career.
The Trail Blazers also welcome back Enes Kanter, who they received from the Boston Celtics in a three-team trade with the Memphis Grizzlies. They also added Robert Covington to their roster after a trade with Houston.