Former New York Knick Carmelo Anthony was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder today for Doug McDermott, Enes Kanter and a second-round pick.
It was an underwhelming haul for a 33-year old ten-time all star. But the Knicks didn't have a lot of leverage, given Melo's no-trade clause. And the forward's value had plummeted over the last couple seasons as his play declined.
Melo now joins Russell Westbrook and Paul George in OKC for what some are calling the NBA latest "super team." Here's what Twitter is saying.
Russell Westbrook after Paul George and Carmelo Anthony joined the Thunder.pic.twitter.com/AH2Q9SsO2b — NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) September 23, 2017
OKC: Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George.Live look at Kevin Durant. pic.twitter.com/yJ2KC6PVez — Denizcan Targaryen (@MrFilmkritik) September 23, 2017
Carmelo Anthony getting traded while the entire sports world is engulfed in national political drama is the most Carmelo thing imaginable.— Sean Fennessey (@SeanFennessey) September 23, 2017
Mind-boggling to think OKC turned:Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis, Enes Kanter & Doug McDermott into Carmelo Anthony and Paul George — Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) September 23, 2017
Sam Presti after turning Cameron Payne, Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis into Paul George and Carmelo Anthony... How in the hell.. pic.twitter.com/IkE23o3PXg— Josh Eberley (@JoshEberley) September 23, 2017
Sam Presti, Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony walking into Chesapeake Energy Arena like... pic.twitter.com/WVJhNCfgqp— Randy Cruz (@randyjcruz) September 23, 2017
When Westbrook steals your MVP, then steals Melo pic.twitter.com/w4HZ0Ap3dS— Top NBA Coverage (@TopBallCoverage) September 23, 2017
Carmelo Anthony apologists make me SICK pic.twitter.com/ABen7g4Jmn— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 23, 2017
The reason the Knicks didn’t mind trading Carmelo pic.twitter.com/pBtLKh9OI1— 6lack Star (@Jaywop6) September 23, 2017
Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook and Paul George have 20 combined All-Star appearances, which is more than some other notable NBA trios. pic.twitter.com/Gtnu0DWGY4— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) 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
What do you think of the trade?