A person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press the Thunder are sending Anthony and a 2022 protected first-round pick to Atlanta in exchange for Hawks guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala.
The Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat had been expected to challenge the Rockets for Anthony's signature but the 34-year-old appears to be edging towards a move to Houston to play alongside close friend Chris Paul next season. Anthony struggled in his first season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but he can still contribute for the Rockets on the offensive end of the floor.
"Oklahoma City was able to accomplish two things by trading Carmelo Anthony to Atlanta, improve the roster while saving $73M this season". He was selected by the Mavericks with the No. 21 pick of the 2015 NBA Draft. It's just a matter of time. Due to his injury concerns, he went from being a potential number one overall pick to slipping into the hands of the Nuggets at 14. Additionally, they also report that "According to the website, the Nuggets don't now plan to have him sit out the entire 2018-19 season".
Carmelo Anthony, right, and Steven Adams trade blows with Jae Crowder during the 2017-18 season.
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When Anthony hits free agency after his buyout and waiver are complete, the Rockets are considered the front runner to land him.
The Boston Celtics have re-signed guard Marcus Smart. But he doesn't want to be a bench player; he's made that perfectly clear. Once the deal is completed Atlanta will be waived, as the disgruntled forward can join whichever he team he pleases. But like I said, I have to look individually what's best for me...
Smart's long-term commitment to Boston helps keep a young core featuring Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Terry Rozier intact for the upcoming season.
Speaking at separate functions, Kia NBA Most Valuable Award victor James Harden and general manager Daryl Morey believes Anthony would be a good addition to a team that was one win away from the NBA Finals. 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.