Camelo Anthony’s two-year turn in Portland
Anthony looked back on life in Portland.
On the 7th (Korea time), the Los Angeles Lakers signed an official contract with Camelo Anthony. This ended Anthony’s company with Portland.
Anthony entered the NBA as the third overall NBA rookie draft in 2003. Anthony, along with LeBron James, was called the best rookie and played a terrifying role. Although he dominated Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks as the top scorers, a crisis also came to him.
In the 2017-18 season, Anthony joined the Oklahoma City Thunder. Russell Westbrook and Paul George were expected to build the big three, but Anthony was disappointed. The Houston Rockets were still inefficient and slow.
Anthony was on the decline, but there was a team that believed in his ability. It was the Portland Trail Blazers. Anthony, who joined Portland, showed off his robustness by averaging 39.9 percent of his 14.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, and three-point shots while going back and forth between the starting line and the bench.
Recently, Anthony appeared in ‘All The Smoke’ and looked back on his two years in Portland.
“Portland was a really solid team,” Anthony said. After arriving in Portland, he started playing immediately. I really wanted to come back to the court. Damien Lillard and C.J. McCallum welcomed me. So I vowed to devote myself to Portland. “I was determined to give everything I had.”
In particular, Anthony lavished praise on Lillard.
Anthony said, “I will always be connected to Portland. Four years ago, I was able to join Portland, but things didn’t work out. I always thought Lillard would be one of the best players. He is an outstanding player not only in basketball but also in personality.
Anthony had a happy time in Portland, making a comeback. However, Anthony wanted to win and eventually chose to move to the Lakers.
Anthony, wearing a Lakers uniform, is set to face Portland for the first time on November 7.