Trail Blazers' Carmelo Anthony reportedly returning on 1-year deal

Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony is staying with the team for another season, according to Shams Charania of the Athletic.

What It Means:

Anthony reportedly considered other offers, but he wanted to stay loyal to the organization that gave him a second chance in the NBA. He won't be expected play a huge role, as there are a number of players in the frontcourt pecking order. However, as we saw last year, the Blazers may opt for a veteran presence down the stretch of important games late in the season.

Last season, Anthony averaged 15.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest.