Published: Fri, July 20, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Thunder ship off Carmelo Anthony in multi-team trade

Thunder ship off Carmelo Anthony in multi-team trade

The first-round pick being sent to the Hawks is lottery protected (1-14) for 2022 and becomes two second-round picks if it doesn't convey, according to Royce Young of ESPN.

According to Wojnarowski, the Hawks were "motivated" to trade Schroder after adding rookie Trae Young and veteran Jeremy Lin to their point-guard rotation this summer.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have always been looking for a partner to trade Carmelo Anthony to, and on Thursday afternoon, they found it.

Last season: Played in 52 games, starting seven, for the Sixers, averaging 5.8 points and 1.4 rebounds.

When Anthony hits free agency after his buyout and waiver are complete, the Rockets are considered the front runner to land him.

The move more than confirms Adams' role as the third best player on the team, and should see his usage increase in the coming season with Anthony off the floor.

Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the 76ers will also be part of the deal and will receive Mike Muscala from the Hawks. Anderson was selected 21st overall in the 2015 NBA Draft and has the size to be a solid wing defender in Atlanta this upcoming season.

Schroder has three years at $15.5 million annually left on his deal, which makes it really worth $5 million a year to the Thunder because they would have had to pay $9 million of that over the next three seasons for Anthony. He played in just 38 games for Philadelphia last season.

Muscala, who is not expected to remain with the Thunder, has also played all five seasons of his National Basketball Association career with Atlanta, and averaged 7.6 points and 4.3 rebounds a game last season.

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