You could see the breakup between the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony coming from a long way away, and the forward's seven-year tenure with the team finally ended Saturday when he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
ESPN's Kevin Pelton gave New York mediocre marks for the deal due to the minimal return, though he acknowledges the Knicks had little leverage. Meanwhile, Pelton likes the trade for Oklahoma City, particularly because of the low cost.
How would you grade the deal for each team? Did it move the needle for the Thunder as they battle for position in the loaded Western Conference? And how will you remember Anthony's time with the Knicks?
Coincidentally, Anthony will make his Thunder debut against his old team in the season opener on Oct. 19 in Oklahoma City. His first trip back to Madison Square Garden is scheduled for Dec. 16.