PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony has been around the NBA for quite some time but he’s never faced the team that launched his career in the playoffs. Until now. Anthony’s current team, the Portland Trail Blazers, faces the Denver Nuggets in a first-round series starting Saturday. Anthony said he hadn’t realized that he’d never faced the Nuggets in the postseason. But so much has changed since he wore a Denver jersey. Anthony was drafted by the Nuggets with the third overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft. He was signed by the Trail Blazers in November 2019.