clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Trail Blazers Training Camp Tracker: Carmelo Anthony transitioning back to small forward

We keep you up to date on everything happening with the Trail Blazers during training camp in Orlando for the NBA season restart.

Carmelo Anthony of the Portland Trail Blazers smiles during practice as part of the NBA Restart 2020 on July 14, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

The NBA is inching closer to a return at the end of July. The 22 teams participating in the restart of the 2019-20 season have made their way to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Training Camps for each team will run from July 9 through July 29 with scrimmages right up to the season reopening on July 30. With the Portland Trail Blazers beginning training camp, we’ll be tracking all the latest news and injuries here.

Portland Trail Blazers Training Camp news updates

July 17th — Carmelo Anthony moving back to small forward

Anthony has logged a lot of minutes at power forward this year, but that’s about to change, The swingman has lost some weight and told reporters Friday that he’ll be moving to small forward with the return of Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins around the corner and Trevor Ariza out of the picture. His rebounding could drop with this change, but more time in the perimeter could mean more production from beyond the arc.

July 9 — Meyers Leonard rocking SICK gaming setup in bubble

With all players in the bubble in Orlando, we know they won’t have much to do outside of basketball. Leonard isn’t concerned about that at all. Check out his insane gaming setup with multiple computers, headsets, the works.

July 3 — Jusuf Nurkic could play some PF in the Bubble

The Blazers will have Nurk Daddy at full healthy for the return of the season. With Nurkic and Hassan Whiteside in the same front court, there are reports that Nurk could play some PF in the starting lineup. Remember, Portland also gets back Zach Collins in the front court. It’ll be interesting to see how all three of them mesh along with Carmelo Anthony at SF/PF.

Portland Trail Blazers opening futures odds

Championship Odds: +15000
Conference Winner: +8000

Notable NBA Finals Matchups odds

Blazers vs. Bucks: +12000
Blazers vs. Celtics: +50000
Blazers vs. Raptors: +50000

Portland Trail Blazers bubble win total

Over 3.5 +150
Under 3.5 -200

Portland Trail Blazers Injuries

Jusuf Nurkic (cleared)
Zach Collins (cleared)

Players who have opted out

Trevor Ariza

Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ/WV/PA) or 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN) or 1-800-522-4700 (NH/CO). NH/NJ/WV/IN/PA/CO only. 21+ (18+ NH). Eligibility Restrictions Apply. See website for details.