Thunder trade Carmelo Anthony to Hawks for two players


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According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Melo and a protected 2022 first-round pick to the Hawks in exchange for point guard Dennis Schroder.

This offseason, it became clear that Carmelo Anthony was not going to play another game for the Oklahoma City Thunder and now the Thunder have reportedly traded Anthony.

In Oklahoma City, he'll likely be the focal point of a Thunder second unit that will have upgraded its athleticism by adding Schroder and center Nerlens Noel.

"One area where Anthony could boost the Heat would be his 3-point shooting, at least his volume of conversions, having made a career-high 169 last season", he wrote. Anthony will be waived by Atlanta soon, and the Rockets are expected to be his primary suitor in free agency.

Houston's offense doesn't need upgrading - the Rockets were just behind top-ranked Golden State in Offensive Rating last season (112.2), and of course, obliterated the rest of the league in three-point attempts and makes.

Luwawu-Cabbarot is two years removed from being selected with the No. 24 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

That also is part of the reasoning behind Atlanta's decision to trade for Jeremy Lin last week. Schroder will get to team up with Russell Westbrook and Paul George for a team that finished fourth in the Western Conference last season.

ESPN, which first reported the trade, said the Thunder will send Muscala to the Philadelphia 76ers for Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, and Philadelphia's Justin Anderson will be sent to Atlanta.

Anderson, a former standout at Virginia, was a bit player for the Sixers over the past 18 months, and he's unlikely to get a bigger role in Atlanta.