Thunder emerge as third Carmelo Anthony trade option

Posted July 25, 2017

The Thunder and Anthony are "circling each other", according to The Ringer's Bill Simmons.

As Simmons noted, Weaver did help recruit Anthony to Syracuse, where he helped Jim Boeheim and the Orange win a national championship in 2003.

This would certainly be a huge deal for the Thunder, as it could potentially put them in contention in the brutally tough Western Conference.

The New York Knicks have been given a list of preferred destinations by All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.

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Anthony had to this point only agreed to be dealt to the Rockets or Cavaliers, but the Thunder reportedly are trying to become a third option.

Looks like there is a new suitor for New York Knicks veteran small forward Carmelo Anthony and there could be mutual interest.

But with the flair and reputation Melo has as an All Star and three time Olympic gold medallist, comes a big contract - one that OKC simply can't fit into their salary cap unless they trade away a big salary of their own. Other than the ability to match up salaries and potentially get Anthony's blessing, the Thunder are far from an ideal trade partner for NY. It's been previously reported that he would only waive the clause for Houston or Cleveland, but a chance to team up with reigning MVP Russell Westbrook and George might be too good for him to pass up. "There's no way he's going to leave that little boy in NY and be 3,000 miles away from him".

It is unclear who Oklahoma City would trade to acquire Anthony. However, everyone would still be looking up at the Golden State Warriors. If Westbrook decides to bypass signing a supermax extension before the start of the season, he, George and Anthony will all be free agents in the summer of 2018.