LeBron James on Melo’s debut: ‘I know he’s been waiting for this opportunity and try to take full advantage of it’

According to Marc J. Spears, forward Carmelo Anthony is expected to play 20 minutes in Portland’s Tuesday night game against the New Orleans Pelicans:

As Kyle Goon reported, the Los Angeles Lakers point forward LeBron James won’t be able to see his 2003 Draft rival Carmelo Anthony’s season debut:

Last season, Anthony appeared in 10 games for the Houston Rockets averaging 13.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game, while shooting at 40.5% from the field and 32.8% from three.