Carmelo Anthony traded from Thunder to Atlanta Hawks

Annette Crawford
July 20, 2018

Atlanta will also send Mike Muscala to the Philadelphia 76ers with Justin Anderson going to the Hawks.

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.

This story will be updated.

The first-round pick being sent to the Hawks is lottery protected (1-14) for 2022 and becomes two second-round picks if it doesn't convey, according to Royce Young of ESPN.

This all comes off a season that was arguably the worst of Anthony's career. He's shot poorly from 3-point range in his career (32.3 percent), but has defensive length and athleticism the Thunder values and has shot a high percentage from the free throw line.

Anthony averaged 16.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists during his one season in Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have always been looking for a partner to trade Carmelo Anthony to, and on Thursday afternoon, they found it. As has been reported for much of the offseason, it is believed that the Houston Rockets are the front runner to land the 34-year old forward once he is eligible to sign.

Schroder is a German global point guard who averaged 19.4 points and 6.2 assists last season, while Muscala is a power forward who averaged 7.6 points per game in 2017.

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