Terry Stotts discussed Carmelo Anthony's positive impact after the Portland Trail Blazers guaranteed his contract for the rest of the season.

"Melo's been terrific for us. He's enjoying the experience. He's been a breath of fresh air for us that we needed," said Stotts of Anthony, who's averaging 16.9 points and 5.9 rebounds on the season.

Stotts added that he was also impressed by Anthony's conditioning.

"We put a kind of limit/restriction on the first game or two just because we didn't want to extend his minutes not knowing what shape he was in. But now he's playing 32-35 minutes, he played 37 minutes the other night. And for him to be out of NBA basketball for a year and be able to come in and play productive minutes for 35 minutes in an NBA game, to me, was remarkable."