Thunder trade for Carmelo Anthony

The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded for Carmelo Anthony according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Thunder will send a draft pick, Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott to New York to complete the transaction.

The talks accelerated on Saturday morning. On Friday, Melo extended his teams where he would waive his no trade clause to Oklahoma City and Cleveland. The Thunder moved quickly on Saturday morning, getting it done.

Anthony has been a sore spot in New York and has not been happy for some time. Anthony’s no trade clause has kept him in the Big Apple for longer than anticipated.

For his career, Anthony is averaging 24.8 points 45.2 percent shooting. He’s a 34.6 percent shooter from deep. Last season in New York, Anthony played in 74 games and averaged a little over 22 points a contest.

Kanter has beccome beloved in Oklahoma City. His standing up for Westbrook and others has really made him popular. Then, we fell in love more as we saw him stand up to the tryanny in Turkey.

During his time in Oklahoma City, Kanter averaged 14.2 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.

Doug McDermott, aka McBuckets, in Oklahoma City was indifference for the Thunder. His time was forgetful.

Wojnarowski reports Russell Westbrook and Paul Geore were big in getting Melo to waive his no trade clause.

We’ll have more on this as it comes out.

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