The Thunder have traded Carmelo Anthony and a protected 2022 first-round pick to the Hawks for point guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
According to Wojnarowski, the Hawks will waive Anthony, who will be free to join the team of his choice -- with the Rockets the favorites to land him.
As part of the trade, Muscala will go to Philadelphia, the 76ers' Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot will be traded to the Thunder, and the 76ers' Justin Anderson will be traded to Atlanta, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
The small forward was traded on September 25th, 2017 from the Knicks to the Thunder in exchange for Doug McDermott, Enes Kanter, and a 2018 second round pick that was used to select Mitchell Robinson. Anthony started in all 78 games he played in this season and all six games of the playoff series against Utah.
His stint with Oklahoma City was far from successful, with career-lows in points, rebounds and assists. His career-low of 16.8 points per game in the regular season doesn't rival the dissappointment of his 11.8 points per game when his team needed him in the playoffs.
He failed to meet expectations with his inability to score in the 4-2 series loss against the Jazz. Carmelo went 6-for-28 from the three point line and shot 37 percent from the field during the series. Melo only appeared in three minutes of the fourth quarter during Game 6 against the Jazz.