Portland Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard recently shot down down the possibility of Carmelo Anthony joining forces with him.

On The Joe Budden Podcast, Lillard briefly narrated his previous efforts in trying to lure Anthony to Portland before. He failed in all attempts. As such, Lillard has now surmised that Anthony — who still wants to play and prove himself — is not going to Portland:

Lillard’s comments come in after the spate of rumors stating that some teams are interested in getting Anthony. The Los Angeles Lakers are rumored to be on the list of teams primarily due to Anthony’s connection to LeBron James.