Carmelo Anthony was passed up by a few teams who had the opportunity to sign him, and Melo has shown up in a big way in the NBA's resumed season, helping the Blazers reach the playoffs as the eighth seed. In this first round, Portland will have to face off against the one seed Lakers. SI senior writer Chris Mannix shares his thoughts on Melo's role with the team in the first series.
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