It’s the NBA off-season! That can only mean one thing. It’s time for Gym Workout Videos! And the 2020 Workout Video Season is kicking off in high style for Portland Trail Blazers fans with an extended clip of a free agent near and dear to their hearts: Carmelo Anthony. Overtime tweeted out video of Anthony shooting in the gym, stroking long shots with ease and knocking down mid-range jumpers like they were layups. It’s classic ‘Melo magic, and another clear signal that he’s not done with the NBA yet.
The Trail Blazers picked up Anthony mid-season last year after injuries decimated their frontcourt. He provided 15.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, starting 58 times. That’s not bad for a minimum-salary acquisition. But Anthony’s contract has now expired, making him a restricted free agent. Both he and the Blazers have made reference to wanting to continue the union, but dollars and desire have yet to be put on the table.
The 36-year-old forward will enter his 18th season when the league resumes play this winter.