Dennis Schroder seemingly approves of trade to Thunder

Posted July 20, 2018

Carmelo Anthony is done in Oklahoma City.

Anthony's stay in Atlanta is expected to be very brief as he's expected to be waived.

As reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, OKC will be sending Melo and a protected 2022 first round pick to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for disgruntled point guard Dennis Schroder and backup big Mike Muscala.

If a deal works out with the Rockets, Anthony would join a club that was within one win over Golden State of reaching the NBA Finals, a club sparked by NBA scoring champion and 2018 NBA MVP James Harden and backcourt partner Chris Paul. Anthony is also reportedly considering the Miami Heat.

Carmelo Anthony
The 34-year-old had a year to forget in Oklahoma City

Anthony, 34, played just one season for the Thunder after spending six-plus years in NY. Anthony averaged 11.8 points in the series, shooting just 37.5 percent from the field and 21.4 percent from 3-point range. Doing so meant moving on from a pair of former first-round picks in Anderson and Luwawu-Cabarrot, though both were going to see minimal time in Philadelphia this season.

Moving Schroder from the team has been a top priority after the team drafted Trae Young with the #5 overall draft pick.

As it turns out, there is a third team involved in the deal: the Philadelphia 76ers. The 24-year old German guard was coming off his best season last year, averaging 19.4 points, 6.2 assists and 1.1 steals on a forgettable Hawks squad that posted a 24-58 record. Schroder will get to team up with Russell Westbrook and Paul George for a team that finished fourth in the Western Conference last season. The Hawks' offense had the most possessions per game run through their pick-and-roll ball-handler last season.

Anthony isn't a great three-point shooter by any means, but he's still a load in the post and is still able to get to the foul line - his last season in NY, when he was more of a primary option, he still averaged nearly five free throws a game. Luwawu-Cabarrot, 6-foot-6, could develop into a 3-and-D guy on the wing for Oklahoma City, but he's already 23 and has struggled in limited minutes.

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