Carmelo Anthony was traded Thursday morning from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks, but it doesn’t appear the star forward will be in Atlanta for very long.
Anthony is expected to be waived and become a free agent, but where will he end up next?
The Hawks traded for the past time super star so they could dump recent point guard, Dennis Schrooder’s contact. Schrooder was traded alongside to Oklahoma City.
Apparently he has been telling people for more than a week that he expects to join the Rockets, according to NBA.com’s David Aldridge, who cited an unidentified league source.
It’s clear the Hawks took some sort of victory in this trade because they were able to dump Schrooder’s contract and save money.
Now the question is, are the Rockets getting any better if they get Melo?
In his first and only season with the Thunder, Anthony averaged 16.2 points while shooting 40.4 percent in a reduced role in Oklahoma City.
Anthony is expected to still receive the full $27.9 million he’s owed for next season in the buyout with the Hawks.
With that said, I think we can say everyone wins. Anthony gets his money and if he does end up on the Rockets he could have a ring on his finger at the end of next season.