The arrangement between Carmelo Anthony and Portland isn't flawless, but time and circumstances make it logical.
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CJ McCollum scored 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the San Antonio Spurs 121-116 on Saturday night to spoil Tim Duncan's first shot at coaching following Gregg Popovich's ejection.
Bobby Marks ESPN
Jusuf Nurkic is set to miss his 13th game of the season at San Antonio on Saturday and will see his cap hit in 2020-21 and 2021-22 adjusted to $12.9M and $12M. The adjusted figure will occur after the current season is completed. Nurkic had a $1.25M bonus for appearing in 70 games and the Trail Blazers winning 50 games. The bonus was deemed likely based off 2018-19. Portland will now receive a $1.25M tax variance credit for 2019-20.
Carmelo Anthony still needs to complete a physical and is not expected to make his Trail Blazers debut before Tuesday's game at the Pelicans, sources told ESPN.
Stefano Fusaro ESPN
The Blazers are practicing here in San Antonio as they get ready to face the Spurs tomorrow night. Carmelo Anthony is not yet with the team.
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Carmelo Anthony, who last played in an NBA game in November 2018, is signing a non-guaranteed deal with the Trail Blazers, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Adrian Wojnarowski NBA
Portland is signing Carmelo Anthony, league source tells ESPN. Deal is non-guaranteed.
The Knicks are incapable of sticking to a plan says Brian Windhorst, who is joined by Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon to discuss dysfunction in New York (14:37). Plus, does Portland's uninspiring start to the season mean it's time to deal one of their stars (31:31)? And, the crew talks about Boston's strong start to the season and roster changes they need to make to become serious title contenders.
Damian Lillard's 230-game double-figure scoring streak was the third-longest active run in the NBA. The Raptors held the star Blazers guard to nine points Wednesday night.
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