On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the Trail Blazers amended the Syracuse product's contract to make it fully guaranteed for the rest of the 2019-20 campaign. They signed him to a non-guaranteed deal on Nov. 14.
Portland's decision to sign Anthony was one of the surprises of the early season. He played just 10 games in 2018-19 for the Houston Rockets and struggled on his way to 13.4 points a night behind 40.5 percent shooting from the field and 32.8 percent shooting from three-point range.
He also was far from a prime performer on the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017-18 when he shot just 40.4 percent from the field for a team that lost in the first round of the playoffs.
While the 35-year-old will likely never replicate the production of his prime when he was a 10-time All-Star and six-time All-NBA selection who led the league in scoring in 2012-13 on the New York Knicks, he is averaging 16.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game behind 44.8 percent shooting from the field and 38.7 percent shooting from three-point range for Portland.
He has taken advantage of the spacing created by playing alongside Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum and is hitting his three-pointers at his highest clip since 2013-14.
Anthony also already earned Western Conference Player of the Week recognition.
The Trail Blazers will likely need him to continue playing at a high level if they are going to reach the playoffs in the daunting Western Conference, and he will be doing so on a fully guaranteed deal now.