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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Something to note even though the Thunder and Melo are going separate ways, OKC has deep appreciation for his professionalism/communication with them throughout the process. One example of the collaboration was the Thunder allowing Melo to meet with other teams/explore potential opportunities while still under contract, and Melo's agreement to waive his no trade clause if it expedited his release and helped the Thunder.

Jacob Wolf ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward talks about how his fellow NBA players have adopted esports and gaming in the past few years. Hayward, who has a long-tenured relationship with League of Legends, is promoting Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at an Xfinity event in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In June, the Fortnite Pro-Am at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles featured six NBA players; Hayward said he was supposed to participate but could not as a result of a second surgery to his leg, which he broke in October in the Celtics' opening game versus the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Jacob Wolf ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward discusses how the Kawhi Leonard trade to the Toronto Raptors affects his team's Eastern Conference opponent. Hayward, a large proponent of esports, is appearing at the Xfinity store in Cambridge, Massachusetts to promote Xfinity and its partnership with Call of Duty Black Ops 4.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers have signed Jeffrey Carroll, who averaged 4.2 points and shot 48% in nine minutes per game at summer league. Carroll averaged 15.4 points and 6.2 rebounds at Oklahoma State last season.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Also of note: The Thunder created a $10.8 million trade exception in the Carmelo Anthony deal.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Atlanta will be right at the salary cap after acquiring Carmelo Anthony and Justin Anderson. To fit the Anthony and Anderson salary, Atlanta will likely need to waive the $1.4M Antonius Cleveland non-guaranteed contract. For next season, Atlanta projects to have $57M in cap space and the potential to have three first round picks. Besides their own, Atlanta has a top 10 protected pick from Cleveland and a top 5 protected first from Dallas.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The 76ers now have 15 players under contract after swapping out Justin Anderson and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot in exchange for Mike Muscala. The 27 year-old Muscala is in the last year of his contract with a $5M cap hit.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Here are the contract breakdown for Dennis Schroder and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot: The 24 year-old Schroder is under contract for the next three seasons with a $15.5 million cap hit. In addition, Schroder has $2M in unlikely bonuses in his contract that range from All-NBA, All-Star participant, games played and wins. The 23 year-old Luwawu-Cabarrot is under contract for the next two seasons at $1.5M and a 2019-20 $2.5M team option that the Thunder have until October 31 to exercise.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Oklahoma City was able to accomplish two things by trading Carmelo Anthony to Atlanta, improve the roster while saving $73M this season. The Thunder will now see their projected luxury tax bill drop from $150M to $88.8M, a savings of $62M. In addition, Oklahoma City will save an additional $11M in salary savings with the Dennis Schroder $15.5M contract and the $1.5M cap hit of Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. The Thunder now have a payroll of $148.7M, down from $159.6M. The roster in Oklahoma City also improves with the addition Schroder, a starting quality point guard that will back up Russell Westbrook and adding a young wing in Luwawu-Cabarrot. Instead of having the $9.3M dead cap hit with Anthony on the stretch provision, Oklahoma City essentially is paying $5M for the next three seasons for a 24 year-old point guard who has started 161 games in five seasons.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The pick the Thunder are sending the Hawks is a 2022 lottery protected first rounder (1-14), league sources tell ESPN. If it doesn't convey, it'll become two second rounders the following year.