Melo plans to be back next season: 'I think I found a home in Portland'

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After making a successful return to the NBA this season with the Portland Trail Blazers, Carmelo Anthony expects to be back on the hardwood once again for the 2020-21 campaign.

"In my mind, I'll be right back in the fray of things when next season comes," Anthony said following Portland's season-ending loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 on Saturday, according to ESPN's Baxter Holmes.

Before getting signed earlier this season, Anthony was out of the league for more than one year after spending brief stints with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets. The 10-time All-Star would welcome a return to the Trail Blazers if given the opportunity.

"I pray that it can be Portland, I think I found a home in Portland," Anthony added. "I think you (media members) saw it, why this is a good fit for me. Whenever you find a situation that's comfortable and allows you to be who you are, you want to stay in that situation. There's no need to try different things when something is working."

Anthony averaged 15.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 58 games during the regular season.

Melo plans to be back next season: 'I think I found a home in Portland'
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