Veteran forward Carmelo Anthony is returning to the Portland Trail Blazers. The 36-year-old spent several months out of the league before the Blazers offered him another chance to play in the NBA and Anthony didn’t miss it.

Melo became a very important player for Portland last season and a reunion this season was planned for both parties. Shams Charania of The Athletic revealed that Anthony wanted to remain loyal to the team that gave him a new opportunity in the league.

Anthony demonstrated he can still be valuable in the league and this contract is the proof of that. The future Hall of Famer knows he can’t be the player he used to be but is always ready to help his team whenever it needs him. The Blazers are having a terrific offseason and are seen as a potential contender entering the 2020/21 NBA season.