"So damn Happy for my brother @carmeloanthony!!!!" he wrote on Twitter. "Just saw him warming up for the game on the TV and it made me smiled. Back at it Champ! Good luck."
Other players and fans were equally happy to see Anthony back on the court.
Though not everyone was 100 percent on board with Portland's decision to bring in the aging star.
Anticipation was building as Melo warmed up in the Smoothie King Center.
He repaid that enthusiasm by nailing his first shot in a Portland uniform, an open three.
The rest of the game didn't go as well, looking a little more like this.
Melo looked rusty, going 4-14 for 10 points as Portland lost to New Orleans 104-115. The Trailblazers continued their rough early season, falling to 5-10 with the loss.