Carmelo Anthony is making a return to the National Basketball Association. As per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Anthony just inked a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, who are in dire need of another forward to bolster their frontline.

But at the moment Wojnarowski tweeted the development, "Melo" quickly became the top trending topic on Twitter.

"Best news of the day," said one Twitter user.

Clark then believes that Anthony will "shock the world" in his NBA comeback.

Dwyane Wade, Anthony's good friend and fellow 2003 NBA draftee, believes "It’s about damn time" he makes his return.

Another former NBA player, DerMarr Johnson, then hopes that Anthony will quickly get back to his form that made him a superstar during his days with the Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks.

Let's just say this summarizes the Twitter explosion during the first report of the Carmelo Anthony signing.

Some people, on the other hand, began to speculate that the Carmelo Anthony signing will mean Portland now has a "Big 3" consisting of him, Dame Lillard, and CJ McCollum.

But the question remains: "What kind of Melo are we going to see in Portland?"

Wojnarowski clarified in his report that Anthony's contract with Portland is non-guaranteed. That means the team will still monitor his performance to see if he deserves a longer tenure with the team.

Anthony will join the Blazers in their six-game road trip, which includes a showdown against the team he last played for, the Houston Rockets.

Anthony's stint with Houston was short-lived. He only played for 10 games, although he had decent stats of 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds a game.

While age can be considered as a factor here, the said numbers were uncharacteristic for the player who was named the third overall pick of the 2003 NBA Draft.

In fact, ESPN gave its fantasy basketball owners some caution on picking Anthony up from the waiver wires, saying, "It's unclear at this time how he might factor into the team's rotation."

The only thing sure about the Anthony signing, as per Wojnarowski, is that he will be a stopgap player in the power forward position with Zach Collins currently injured.

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