After a rough first season in Oklahoma City, it looks like Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder are no more as they work towards a potential buyout. As many teams attempt to load up to dethrone the Golden State Warriors, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN says there will be many teams pursuing Carmelo Anthony.
Woj: There will be 'a lot of suitors' for Melo https://t.co/wOd09O2E4d
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Carmelo Anthony will be in the same position as Dwyane Wade was when he was bought out by the Chicago Bulls last season. Where he can save a good team a lot of money due to the buyout. After deciding to return to OKC this season, the Thunder are in a position where they can trade the former superstar or just buy him out and save nearly $100M over the next couple of seasons.
Anthony can sign a veteran’s minimum contract and save a contending team a lot of cap space. Early indications have pointed to Carmelo Anthony joining a team contending for a championship due to his knack to score and shoot from the outside.
Carmelo Anthony averaged 16.2 points, and 5.8 rebounds per game on 40.4% shooting from the field for the Thunder.