Published: Fri, July 20, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Carmelo Anthony's free agency wish comes true after trade to Atlanta

Carmelo Anthony's free agency wish comes true after trade to Atlanta

The Oklahoma City Thunder have apparently eased their luxury tax burden for next season by trading Carmelo Anthony to the Atlanta Hawks, according to a report from ESPN on Thursday.

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Muscala is likely to be moved to a third team. Anthony is expected to be bought out by the Hawks. Through five National Basketball Association seasons, all with the Hawks, he has shot 37.8 percent from 3-point range, though he dipped to 37.1 percent previous year after hitting 41.8 percent in 2016-17.

The Houston Rockets are the front-runners to sign Anthony, a close friend of point guard Chris Paul. In 53 games with seven starts last season Muscala averaged 7.6 points and 4.3 rebounds.

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.

Schroder, 24, has three years and $46.5 million remaining on his contract.

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His one and only season with the Thunder was underwhelming for Anthony.

After saving almost $80 million on Thursday, the team also picked up a viable backup point guard in Schroder and a young wing player in Luwawu-Cabarrot.

Schroder is coming off the best season of his five-year career in which he averaged 19.4 points and 6.2 assists. The charges against Schroder were recommended to be upgraded from misdemeanor to felony.

The Thunder also acquire Luwawu-Cabarrot, a long, 6-foot-6 wing who saw limited playing time for the Sixers after they picked up Marco Belinelli toward the end of last season. Young was selected No. 5 overall by the Mavericks then traded to the Hawks.

In one fell swoop, each of these three teams got a little bit of what it wanted. He averaged 16.2 points and struggled at times in his new role alongside Russell Westbrook and Paul George.

Per Sirius XM NBA's Mitch Lawrence on Wednesday, the Hawks had been talking with the Thunder about a deal and hoped to receive an asset as well, which they did in the protected first-rounder in 2022 - which is protected if Nos.

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