Lillard and McCollum want Melo in Portland

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Aris Barkas

20/Jul/17 10:30

Two major pieces of the Portland Trail Blazers say they’ve reached out to Carmelo Anthony in an attempt to sell the New York Knicks star on their team.

By Eurohoops team/

All-Star Damian Lillard and teammate CJ McCollum, speaking Wednesday at Lillard’s basketball camp in Beaverton, Oregon, said Anthony sounded intrigued by the idea.

“He can help us a lot; we can help him,” McCollum said, according to The Oregonian. “He wants to play in the playoffs and be competitive. He’s a very talented player. I think if we get him — when we get him — I think [we’re] top three in the West, easy.”

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported over the weekend that Anthony still is counting on the Knicks to carry out their previously agreed upon mandate to trade him to the Houston Rockets.