Knicks have traded Carmelo Anthony to the Thunder
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Knicks have traded Carmelo Anthony to the Thunder

http://thebiglead.com/2017/09/23/carmelo-anthony-willing-to-accept-trade-to-cleveland-or-oklahoma-city/

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Carmelo Anthony Willing to Accept Trade to Cleveland or Oklahoma City


Carmelo Anthony will likely start the season with the New York Knicks since a trade with the Houston Rockets has not materialized. However, according to ESPN, Melo has given the Knicks the names of two additional teams he would waives his no-trade clause for – the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers are no surprise as they hold the ultimate Banana Boat-er, LeBron James. (With Dwyane Wade not far behind?) The Thunder are a bit more of a surprise, but apparently the idea of playing alongside Russell Westbrook and Paul George is tempting enough for Anthony.

Then there are the Portland Trail Blazers who really want Melo, but that crush remains unrequited. The Blazers were a .500 team and the 8-seed in the loaded Western Conference last season. The Thunder won 47 games and will most definitely jump over the Clippers and Jazz next season into the top half of the West playoff picture.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:57 am    Post subject:

Translation: Get me outta here.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:59 am    Post subject:

If that were the case it wouldn't matter where he went he clearly wants to choose where he ends up if he's no longer on the Knicks.

BTW I still can't believe he's still on the Knicks... Awkward...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:08 am    Post subject:

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If that were the case it wouldn't matter where he went he clearly wants to choose where he ends up if he's no longer on the Knicks.

BTW I still can't believe he's still on the Knicks... Awkward...


He wants the best of both worlds...unfortunately, for him the Knicks won't take a bad deal just to get him off the team.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:09 am    Post subject:

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New York has agreed to a deal to send Carmelo Anthony to OKC for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a draft pick, league sources tell ESPN.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) <a
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject:

Finally!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:18 am    Post subject:

Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony. This will be interesting.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:30 am    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony. This will be interesting.


A.I and Carmelo part 2?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:38 am    Post subject:

How are the Thunder able to get the better end of the deals? The Thunder just escaped from bad contracts to Oladipo and Kanter.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:45 am    Post subject:

*KD is trying to remember what his ghost account's password is so he can troll the Melo to OKC move*
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:47 am    Post subject:

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How are the Thunder able to get the better end of the deals? The Thunder just escaped from bad contracts to Oladipo and Kanter.


Desperate teams that needed to unload their best player for peanuts. PG13 and Melo did everything to make themselves unwanted on their former squads.
Also superstar players know their legacy is tied to whether they win a championship in their careers....so it ends up with all the good players joining other good players.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:02 am    Post subject:

Also think him willing to go to OKC, a smaller market than even Denver, shows how bad the situation between him and the Knicks deteriorated. New York was basically his home.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:14 am    Post subject:

Westbrook and Carmelo. The ball movement will be off the charts.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject:

Lesson for all GM's....look at Pacers and Knicks and realize that holding onto your disgruntled assets for so long results in diminishing returns.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:15 am    Post subject:

Either this will work out really well for OKC, or it will be spectacularly disappointing. Westbrook and Melo need the ball in their hands to make things happen. Not sure if Melo can change his game and do things off the ball and work to get open. I feel the same way about CP3 and Harden in Houston.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:27 am    Post subject:

Again so much for parity.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject:

This big 3 better not work. If OKC gets to the WCF and compete, PG may be tempted to stay.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:12 pm    Post subject:

Oladipo, Kanter, McDermott, Sabonis and 2nd round picks for PG13 and Melo after losing KD, High risk high reward gamble but even if none of them resign with OKC, they've cleared their book... not bad at all
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:13 pm    Post subject:

Buck32 wrote:
This big 3 better not work. If OKC gets to the WCF and compete, PG may be tempted to stay.


Yeah, my concern too. Winning can make players conform
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:22 pm    Post subject:

governator wrote:
Buck32 wrote:
This big 3 better not work. If OKC gets to the WCF and compete, PG may be tempted to stay.


Yeah, my concern too. Winning can make players conform

I highly doubt it. PG will be getting about 4 shots a game.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:32 pm    Post subject:

this is not going to end well
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:12 pm    Post subject:

lakers0505 wrote:
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Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony. This will be interesting.


A.I and Carmelo part 2?


I was thinking the same thing. The ages are reversed this time, though.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:25 pm    Post subject:

richsmith wrote:
governator wrote:
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This big 3 better not work. If OKC gets to the WCF and compete, PG may be tempted to stay.


Yeah, my concern too. Winning can make players conform

I highly doubt it. PG will be getting about 4 shots a game.


I don't see Melo working in this lineup. Or in godforsaken OKC.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:09 pm    Post subject:

Hopefully, George will tire of playing third fiddle to these two ball hogs and follow thru with his previous desire to sign with the Lakers after this upcoming season...!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject:

(In the words of the great Kobe "Bean" Bryant) "Iso." "Iso." "Iso."
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