Published: Sun, September 24, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Thunder Owe Bulls Thank You Note After Anthony Trade

Anthony could take part in the start of Thunder training camp on Tuesday in Oklahoma City.

After it was reported that he would be willing to be traded to the Cleveland Cavs, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Anthony is heading to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 2nd round draft pick. It puts Anthony into a loaded Oklahoma City lineup that includes NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and Paul George, who was acquired from IN this summer.

This is a huge deal for the Knicks to finally get Anthony off their roster, but the return is questionable at best.

This, of course, will make fans and media wonder how long Kanter will stay with the Knicks.

To make the deal possible, Anthony will evidently waive his no-trade clause, a major sticking point that limited the Knicks' trade options.

Carmelo Anthony plays in the National Basketball Association since 2003. Trade talks between the teams stalled when NY named Scott Perry their new general manager, as he tried to mend fences with Anthony, but the damage was already done.

When Thunder players convene next week for the start of preseason camp, Anthony and George will begin the process of acclimation. He has two years and $54 million left on his contract.

Anthony has hoped to join Paul and James Harden with the Rockets, but has heeded the Knicks' desire for an expanded list of teams to find a deal, league sources said. That may mean Rudy Gay at the four, while Aldridge and Gasol split the five, to match the potential offensive output (three 20-point per game scorers). Steven Adams, my team members, trainers. the whole state because when I lost my family and I lost (my) home, you guys gave me family and you guys gave me a home.

The 6-foot-8, 240-pounder with the career 24.8-point scoring average may be hitting free agency with Westbrook and the newly-acquired Paul George in 2018.

NY already has Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez as viable options in the frontcourt for the Knicks.

On Friday, Anthony agreed to waive the clause for a few more teams, one of which was the Thunder. "So they're going to end up not getting a lot for him and it's really because of what Phil did in poisoning the air". In Anthony's seven years with the Knicks, the team had only reached the playoff's three times.

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