The Portland Trail Blazers are not off to a great start. Can the addition of Carmelo Anthony help turn things around a bit?
The Portland Trail Blazers came into the 2019-20 campaign on the heels of a season that saw them advance to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2000. With the Golden State Warriors hurting, along with a few other teams having to adjust to their new additions, the Trail Blazers were hoping to be in the thick of the conference playoff race again.
Unfortunately, that hasn’t exactly come to fruition. In fact, the Trail Blazers are currently 13th in the West. How bad are the Blazers right now? Well, they are just 2½ games ahead of a Warriors squad that is playing without Klay Thompson and two-time MVP Stephen Curry.
With their season in danger of slipping away from them quickly, the Trail Blazers decided to give 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony another shot by signing him to a non-guaranteed deal, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Will this union help the Trail Blazers turn things around or will this scenario turn out to be another ineffective stint for the future Hall of Famer?
Here’s a look at three observations from this recent development.