OKC Thunder Trade Carmelo Anthony to Hawks for Dennis Schroder, Will Be Waived

It looks like the light at the end of the tunnel for Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder is here because his tenure with the team is essentially over.

OKC has found a trade partner for his services in a three-team deal involving the Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers, which will yield the Thunder the likes of Dennis Schroder and Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot in exchange for sending Carmelo Anthony to ATL. The Hawks are slated to waive ‘Melo and acquire Justin Anderson from Philly, as well as Top-20 protected 2022 draft pick from Oklahoma City. Lastly, Mike Muscala will be going to the Sixers.

In what seems like a win-win for everyone except ATL, the deal guarantees Anthony secured the full $27.9M bag when it’s all said and done, paving the way for him signing to a title contender like the Houston Rockets.

The Thunder also got a bit stronger in the deal, considering they now have Schroder, a proven guard that can play either alongside Russell Westbrook or off the bench.

Can Carmelo prove himself, yet again, to be the dominant player he once used to be next season or his disgruntled attitude going to ruin the Rockets season?

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