A couple of days ago,New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony wa traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Enes Kanter,Doug McDermott,and a second round pick.
OKC Thunder Perspective
Carmelo Anthony,even if he is a star in decline,is a pure scorer at the forward position.The Thunder had to go all in this Summer because next Summer their franchise player,Russell Westbrook,has a player option.They acquired former Pacers superstar Paul George for almost nothing.Now they have Carmelo Anthony,one of the best scorers the NBA has ever seen.The NBA should be afraid of this team.I’ll make a post on that topic later.The Thunder are ready to go deep into the playoffs.I wouldn’t bet on them making the playoffs immediately,but if they play well,I think they can.OKC is primed for a deep run in the playoffs.
New York Knicks Perspective
New York finally gets rid of Carmelo Anthony.They receive two decent players in Center Enes Kanter,and Small Forward DOug McDermott.Kanter,and McDermott are two good offensive players,but their defensive stats are miserable.Because of their defense,the comined for twenty-two averaged minutes in the playoffs last season.Both of these guys are decent players.New York didn’t get enough back,even if they were getting a second round pick on top of those two players.
I will be doing more about this trade later.