Knicks President Steve Mills thanked Anthony for his play with the Knicks but also for what he "accomplished off the court for the City of New York by using his platform to address social issues". After all, assuming Kanter exercises his player option next season, the Knicks would be spending a combined $72 million on him and Noah over the next two seasons.
ESPN's Thunder insider, Royce Young, sat down with Dean Blevins and John Holcomb to discuss the trade and what fans can expect. He's probably a full-time four at this point in his career, especially given Oklahoma City's lack of frontcourt depth. "That group now boasts three star-quality scorers, improved spacing around Westbrook, and enough defensive length and versatility to cover for Anthony".
Cleveland was concerned with Thomas' injury and the Celtics added a second-round pick to complete the deal. Any team with Westbrook on it is confined, in many ways, to playing a certain style.
"I'm only focused on the Warriors", he said.
The man, known simply as Melo, said being with Westbrook and superstar Paul George will bring a lot of energy to Oklahoma City. We are not going to discuss any non-sporting activities, but instead, the main subject will be Carmelo Anthony's trade to Oklahoma City Thunder. It was retweeted nearly 112,000 times. The Celtics are placing all their marbles in a guy who tries to be the smartest guy in the room by trying to incorrectly use words like he was reading off of a thesaurus. James' Twitter account exploded from there, the 640,000 and counting retweets making it one of the top 15 shared posts ever.
Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Monday that the players have to gel as a "team" to have success this year.
Canaan averaged 4.6 points on 36 percent shooting and 27 percent 3-point shooting for the Bulls last season. Westbrook is the best player on the team and still holds the reins.
The Thunder made out like bandits because this move allowed for them to compete while cleaning the slate to do a complete overhaul of their team should these superstars leave after the season. And then there's Paul George, who recently registered his highest scoring output since joining the league. George was in the 92nd percentile of players * a href="http://stats.nba.com/players/ball-handler/#!?CF=TeamNameAbbreviation*E*IND&sort=PPP&dir=1" *as a pick-and-roll ball handler and the 78th percentile * a href="http://stats.nba.com/players/roll-man/?CF=TeamNameAbbreviation*E*IND" *as a roll/pop man.
"We acquired two 25-year-old players in this deal that we can develop, while sticking with our overall strategy of emphasizing youth and athleticism".