Thunder ship off Carmelo Anthony in multi-team trade

Virginia Santiago
July 20, 2018

Beyond Schroder's temperament, he is another spotty shooter for a team that has struggled to find spacing in the past, and his defense can be inconsistent. However, in this case, that's exactly the scenario that's playing out.

Anthony will be waived and the Houston Rockets will be the frontrunner.

So why are Thunder fans so happy?

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The Thunder could have saved $107 million with the waive-and-stretch provision on Anthony's $27.9 million contract, but hunted a trade that allows them to save slightly less money and improve the roster.

As for the reaction to dealing Melo, check out some of the tweets fired out in the immediate aftermath...

Anthony's lone season in Oklahoma City was largely a bust.

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Well done, Presti. Well done.

The team moved down from No. 3 to No. 5 while drafting Young, passing on Luka Doncic and Jaren Jackson Jr.in the process, so there's little doubt they're high on the former Oklahoma star as the future of their backcourt. 1-14, but transforms into a pair of second-round picks if not conveyed in one year.

After using the No. 5 pick to select point guard Trae Young in the 2018 draft and trading for point guard Jeremy Lin a week ago, the Hawks part ways with Schroder, who averaged 19.4 points and 6.2 assists over 67 games in the 2017-18 season. Through five National Basketball Association seasons, all with the Hawks, he has shot 37.8 percent from 3-point range, though he dipped to 37.1 percent previous year after hitting 41.8 percent in 2016-17.

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While Anthony expressed frustration with his role after the season, the Thunder had anticipated that he would opt in to the final year of his deal, always viewing the trade with the Knicks as a two-year deal.

Until the past few days, that may have been the extent of the impact of this trade. "In addition, Oklahoma City will save an additional $11M in salary savings with the Dennis Schroder $15.5M contract and the $1.5M cap hit of Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot". The 76ers will send third-year wing Justin Anderson to Atlanta to complete the deal.

It didn't take the 76ers long to get past the Nemanja Bjelica spurn.

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