Trail Blazers Pregame Notebook: Melo makes it easy to build team chemistry

Jamie Hudson

Before Portland and Chicago tip-off at 7:00 p.m. tonight on NBC Sports Northwest and on the 'My Teams' App, Trail Blazers Coach Terry Stotts spoke with the media to give updates on how he's been working the playbook in with Carmelo Anthony, how it's helpful that the Blazers just played the Bulls earlier this week and more.

The Blazers are riding a two-game winning streak after starting off the week with a 117-94 win over the Bulls on Monday night in Chicago.

"It's more of a review," Coach Stotts said of going over Chicago's plays and tendencies at shootaround this morning.

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Stotts also mentioned he thinks, "with Melo it's easy to develop chemistry... I think Melo has found his niche… He's a smart basketball player."

The Blazers have been working in a few plays at a time, rather than throwing too many sets at Anthony. Since the Blazers have three days in between their next game, Coach Stotts said he will take time this weekend at practice to continue to have teaching moments with Melo.   

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Injury Update: Per Blazers, Gary Trent Jr. (right hamstring strain) is out for tonight's game vs. Chicago.

Trail Blazers Pregame Notebook: Melo makes it easy to build team chemistry originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

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