F - POR
The Portland Trail Blazers are re-signing veteran F Carmelo Anthony.
Anthony played a crucial role in a very shallow Trail Blazers rotation that was decimated by injuries down the stretch last season. He averaged 15.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in 58 games played. He still averaged over 30 minutes per game in his 17th NBA season.
Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points on 9-of-20 shooting from the field, pulled down six rebounds, and added two assists, four steals, one block, and two three's across 42 minutes in a Game 3 loss to the Lakers.
Anthony was active on both ends tonight, giving fans a nostalgic duel between him and LeBron James in the second and third quarters. The Lakers ultimately prevailed, taking a 2-1 series lead. Anthony's defensive stats were a massive boost to his value in DFS and ending up with solid campaigns in Fanduel (44.2 points) and DraftKings (41.0 points). Don't count on Melo providing this kind of defensive production regularly, but he'll continue getting extra minutes at PF with Zach Collins out (ankle) for the remainder of the season.
Carmelo Anthony compiled 11 points (3-11 FG, 2-5 3PT, 3-4 FT), ten rebounds, five assists, one steal, and one block over 37 minutes of play Tuesday.
Anthony couldn't find his shot but made up for it in the other categories Tuesday. His minutes and usage will remain safe enough to be trustable in any fantasy format but he comes with limited upside given all of the other options on Portland.
Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points against the Memphis Grizzlies during Portland's win in the play-in game. Anthony also had three rebounds, one assist, and one block.
Anthony ended up with a decent stat line despite his poor shooting night (5-of-15 on field goals, 1-of-6 on three-pointers). Anthony did make his one three-pointer count as he hit the clutch shot with under a minute left in the 4th quarter. It will be interesting to see how the Trailblazers use Anthony moving forward, especially in a match up against LeBron James. Anthony has the size to guard James, but the Trailblazers may look to a more athletic defender during their first round match up against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points (10-17 FG, 3-5 3PT, 3-4 FT) and added eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, and only one turnover across 35 minutes in a 134-131 win over the Dallas Mavericks.
Anthony's done a fantastic job filling in as the second scoring option to Damian Lillard over the past three games, dropping his third consecutive 20-point performance. The Blazers are currently the 8th seed in the West, and if they win on Thursday, they will have a great chance at making the playoffs. CJ McCollum announced that he is laboring through a fractured spine, leaving Anthony to be relied upon even more offensively against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday. Melo is definitely on the DFS radar as he's strung together three solid performances in his last three contests.