It seems that all the teams have today agreed to clarify the future of their players. We have already seen Kawhi Leonard being transferred to Toronto Raptors and Boston very close to certifying the permanence of Marcus Smart, now it’s the Thunder that would have advanced the steps to get rid of Carmelo Anthony.
According to Mitch Lawrence of Sirus XM NBA Radio, Oklahoma City Thunder would be discussing with Atlanta Hawks the transfer of Carmelo Anthony in exchange for Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. In case the exchange was closed, the Georgia franchise would immediately cut off Carmelo, making him a free agent.
The agreement would imply the achievement of an objective for both offices. OKC would save as much as possible by dodging the buyout with his forward, although it should be taken into account that they would release 27.8 million dollars to absorb the 20.5 summed by the Schroder and Muscala contracts. Atlanta, on the other hand, would be detached from the German base, a player to whom they wished to transfer and whose continuity could suppose a problem since in the Draft they selected to Trae Young, base to which they have added the presence via transfer of Jeremy Lin.