The Thunder just got better.
Oklahoma City is trading Carmelo Anthony and a protected 2022 first-round pick to Atlanta in exchange for Dennis Schroder and Miks Muscala, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Anthony will not suit up for the Hawks, however, as a buyout is part of the deal.
Anthony will get his entire $27.9M in the buyout and waiver with Hawks. It could take a few days to work thru logistics on trade. 'Melo met with Rockets and Heat in Las Vegas. Again, Rockets are the frontrunner. https://t.co/2rbDZ7vUu1— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 19, 2018
Schroder will make $15.5 million in each of the next three seasons.
The 24-year old point guard (he will turn 25 in September) averaged 19.4 points and 6.2 assists per game last season.
Muscala -- who registered 7.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest last year -- will not actually remain with the Thunder:
It's a three team trade. Muscala will got to Philly. Justin Anderson will come to Hawks. Carmelo will be bought out. Won't be a Hawk.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) July 19, 2018
More to come...
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