The Oklahoma City Thunder are trying to get rid of Carmelo Anthony after just one season. Anthony and the Thunder will part ways some time this summer according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. This comes after Anthony opted into his $27.9 million player option.
The Thunder are expected to trade Anthony, use their stretch provision, or orchestrate a buyout.
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.