Oklahoma City Thunder trade Carmelo Anthony to the Atlanta Hawks

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Oklahoma City Thunder trade Carmelo Anthony to the Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks will buy out and waive Anthony, allowing him to join another team, with the Rockets as the reported front-runner.

A person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press the Thunder are sending Anthony and a 2022 protected first-round pick to Atlanta in exchange for Hawks guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. The Hawks are expected to buy out Melo and make him an unrestricted free agent. In addition, forward Mike Muscala was re-routed from Atlanta to Philadelphia through Oklahoma City, which will receive former first-rounder Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot from Philly. If the Thunder used the stretch provision on Anthony, they would have $9 million remaining over the next three years.

The 34-year-old is coming off his worst season in the National Basketball Association, as he posted career lows in scoring average and field goal percentage last season.

Golden State won a third NBA title in four seasons last month, sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.

"The Heat are limited in a bid for Anthony of the $2.3 million veteran minimum for a player of his tenure or the $5.3 million mid-level exception, a figure the Heat may have to retain for a potential return by guard Dwyane Wade".

(For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website). With the Oklahoma City Thunder and Carmelo Anthony looking to part ways after one disappointing season together, the two were able to find an amicable solution in the form of a trade.

Schroder comes to the Thunder for a desired need: another fast, playmaking point guard for a revved-up bench behind All-Star guard Russell Westbrook. The Hawks' offense had the most possessions per game run through their pick-and-roll ball-handler last season.

Moving Schroder from the team has been a top priority after the team drafted Trae Young with the #5 overall draft pick.

It's actually a three-team deal involving the Hawks and 76ers, per Yahoo!

Dennis Schroder appears to be pleased with the idea of soon suiting up for the Oklahoma City Thunder. In 53 games with seven starts last season Muscala averaged 7.6 points and 4.3 rebounds.

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