It appears that Carmelo Anthony is finally leaving New York. League sources have told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that the New York Knicks have agreed to trade the 10-time All-Star to the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he will join reigning MVP Russell Westbrook and Paul George on a reshaped Thunder roster.
With Melo joining Russ and PG, is that enough to overcome the world champion Golden State Warriors and other Western Conference superpowers like the San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Rockets? NBA players and others gave the Thunder credit for adding more firepower, but stopped short of suggesting the team could dethrone the Warriors with Melo and his orange headband in OKC.
Good luck n the west y'all go ahead and shootit out OKCya #FearTheDeer
— Jason Terry (@jasonterry31) September 23, 2017
Kanter released a statement about his love for OKC and the organization ... 4 days later he got traded. Stay woke, it's a business.
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) September 23, 2017
— Rip Hamilton (@ripcityhamilton) September 23, 2017
The west is sooooo Lit!!! Russ PG Melo!!! It's Lit!!!!!
— Brandon Jennings (@brandonjennings) September 23, 2017
Sam Presti got GM chops!!! Stacked the deck.. OKC major contender.
Who else did a good job this off season ?
— Baron Davis (@BaronDavis) September 23, 2017
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) September 23, 2017
— City of OKC (@cityofokc) September 23, 2017
Paul George, Melo, and Russ 😳😳😳
— LeGarrette Blount (@LG_Blount) September 23, 2017
OKC ain't took they foot off the gas since 09... 😳
— Jordan Crawford (@jcraw55) September 23, 2017
Russ Melo Paul George ... A problem !
— Jaylen Hands (@JHANDS08) September 23, 2017
If Anthony passes his physical and the deal is finalized Monday as expected, Melo will join the Thunder on Tuesday when the team opens training camp.
-- David Kull