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Knicks Ship Carmelo Anthony to Thunder to Form 'Big Three' in OKC

Knicks Ship Carmelo Anthony to Thunder to Form 'Big Three' in OKC

All this comes on the heels of Oklahoma City trading for Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, both of whom are said to be actively recruiting Dwyane Wade to the team.

The New York Knicks agreed on Saturday to trade the 33-year-old, high-scoring forward to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Anthony currently ranks 25th on the NBA's all-time scoring list (24,156 points) and he is one of six players in league history (alongside Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter, LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki and Paul Pierce) to record 24,000 points, 6,000 rebounds, 2,500 assists, 1,000 steals and 1,000 3-point field goals. "I'm in a good place". "That group now boasts three star-quality scorers, improved spacing around Westbrook, and enough defensive length and versatility to cover for Anthony". During the offseason, George and Wade trained together in Malibu.

"Thank you to All My Fans who supported me through Thick and Thin", Anthony wrote in a letter to New York on his website. Take away Anthony on the pop, and Westbrook is getting all the way to the rim.

Meanwhile, BleacherReport said the Anthony deal worked favorably for OKC. We've seen a number of stars change squads, we've seen some blockbuster trades and much more that is sure to change things for the season to come.

Westbrook, George, and Anthony will likely only share the floor at the start of halves and in the last five to seven minutes of each game. George was fifth. Anthony and George both canned over 45 percent of those looks, but those are inherently inefficient shots.

George told USA Today he had had formed a friendship with Anthony during spells on international duty with the US national team, and believed the trio could form a side capable of winning titles.

Kanter also is the fourth center on the Knicks' roster, along with Joakim Noah, Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn. He is taking a more direct route than Anthony to recruit, too, creeping on whichever social media he can. While the Eastern Conference champions have been encouraged by Thomas' recovery, they will not rush him back.

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"Anthony isn't the player he was a few years ago, he isn't Warriors kryptonite, and he isn't necessarily committed to Oklahoma City past this season".

The wise thing for teams to do is to wait out this dynasty, wait for either contract disputes or locker room drama to break them up. In summer of this year, Anthony demanded to be traded after a continuous falling out with Jackson. 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.