Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to OKC

2017-09-23T19:23:33+00:00 2017-09-23T19:28:31+00:00.

Dionysis Aravantinos

23/Sep/17 19:23

Eurohoops.net

The New York Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

By Dionysis Aravantinos / info@eurohoops.net

Carmelo Anthony joins Russell Westbrook and Paul George at Oklahoma.

Over the past 24-hours, and during the summer there had been many rumors about Carmelo Anthony joining another team, getting traded to another organization. Teams like the Thunder, the Rockets, the Cavaliers and the Blazers were some potential spots for the 33-year old star, but Carmelo Anthony was just traded to Oklahoma.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Oklahoma City Thunder traded Enes Kanter, Doug Mcdermott and a draft pick for Carmelo Anthony.

Moreover, the Thunder will incur an additional $12.4M in luxury tax. OKC now will have a tax bill of $27.8M. The 33-year old star will try to compete for his first NBA championship with the Thunder.

Russell Westbrook and Paul George played an immense part in getting Anthony to waive no-trade for OKC, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Carmelo Anthony is also expected to join the Thunder for the start of the training camp on Tuesday.

Thunder’s first game this season is against the Knicks on October 19.

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