I literally just got off a cruise ship in Vancouver after a week long cruise in Alaska, turn on my phone for the first time in a week and that was quite good timing.
The New York Knicks have agreed to trade 10-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told ESPN on Saturday.
The Thunder will send center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick (via the Chicago Bulls) to New York, league sources said.
Anthony, 33, will waive his no-trade clause and his $8.1 million trade kicker to accommodate the deal, league sources told ESPN.
As a pure trade, it’s probably a C, as it is basically nothing for Melo but the benefit of getting rid of Melo and getting a second round pick. And that isn’t all that impressive-sounding.
However, from a psychological standpoint, it’s huge, so I’ll give the trade a B, maybe even a B+.
Never thought this day would happen. Good job getting something done, Perry! Phil wanted to buyout the guy, ya know? So just getting rid of him without buying him out or taking on toxic assets is an achievement of sorts.
Melo sharing the ball with Westbrook should be hilarious. With Paul George, too!!