If Carmelo Anthony signs with an NBA team before the start of the 2019-20 season — the 35-year-old last played in a contest in November as a member of the Houston Rockets before he was traded to the Chicago Bulls and was waived — he might have Damian Lillard to thank.
The Portland Trail Blazers star guard tweeted “#VoteForMeloFareWellSeason #StopPlayinMelo” on Monday evening (I’m guessing the latter hashtag is meant to tell NBA teams to stop playing by not signing Melo and NOT for Melo to stop playing, otherwise that’d be a weird tweet).
When someone told him that the Blazers should sign the forward, he had this to say:
This came after Anthony’s trainer Chris Brickley said the veteran doesn’t even care about being a starter, he just wants “a final season”:
And with Team USA losing so many big names for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, there have been calls by a lot of people like Kendrick Perkins to get the three-time Olympic gold medalist on the team:
I honestly don’t think efforts like Lillard’s will decide whether a team — NBA or otherwise — employs him. If a franchise thinks it can get Olympic Melo (the scorer who doesn’t have to be the focal point and can rain threes all day) as a role player, he’ll get his farewell tour.
Porto turn down Monaco’s Pereira bid
Tuesday July 30, 2019
Monaco's bid to lure Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira has proved unsuccessful, the Portuguese club have revealed. Porto have turned down a transfer approach from Monaco for midfielder Danilo Pereira. Pereira moved to Porto from Maritimo in 2015 and is club captain of the Premiera Liga side. The 27-year-old is also a regular for Portugal, having won […]