Carmelo Anthony is the last player to go through a body transformation ahead of the NBA return in Orlando next July 30. The Portland Trail Blazers forward is ready to go and he got to work on his body to be the best version he can be for the Blazers once the NBA resumes play at the end of the month at Walt Disney World.
Melo started training with his team on Sunday and he surprised everybody with a skinny figure, surprising everybody who saw the pictures and the video of the former Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks star.
As soon as they saw his new body, everybody started talking about Melo, either to joke, to ask why he didn't do this before, or to raise the expectations around him and the Blazers.
It will be interesting to see how this will work for Melo once the season returns. He is ready to chase that ring once again and Portland have a good chance to make noise at the bubble. They need to secure that playoff spot but they have everything to do so and surprise some teams in the postseason.
The Trail Blazers have Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, now skinny Melo and they'll see Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins returning, so their chances might be better than we think. Don't sleep on this team.