The Knicks have agreed to move Anthony to OKC.
The New York Knicks will trade Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, ESPN reports. In return, OKC will send the Knicks Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a second-round 2018 draft pick.
Anthony must waive his no-trade clause in order to make things official. Reports indicate that he will sign a a letter of authorization that will allow the trade. The trade call will likely take place on Monday.
New York has agreed to a deal to send Carmelo Anthony to OKC for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a draft pick, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 23, 2017
Sources: Carmelo Anthony is expected to waive his no-trade clause for trade to Oklahoma City, with trade call likely coming Monday.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 23, 2017
Many players, including future OKC teammates for Anthony, Patrick Patterson and Paul George, shared their surprise and excitement over the news.
🤔— Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) September 23, 2017
⚡️⚡️⚡️— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) September 23, 2017
Wwwoooowwww 👀👀— Isaiah Canaan (@SiP03) September 23, 2017
Okay🤣I can't wait for this WEST😂 #Ripcity— Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) September 23, 2017
OKC ain't took they foot off the gas since 09... 😳— Jordan Crawford (@jcraw55) September 23, 2017
Dope opportunity for melo— malcolm delaney (@foe23) September 23, 2017
The report comes amid a dramatic day for the NBA. Early Saturday morning, President Donald Trump announced that he has withdrawn his White House visit invitation from Steph Curry and the Warriors. LeBron James has since responded to Trump, writing "U bum
@StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!" Kobe Bryant and Ayesha Curry have also shared thoughts on Trump's tweet. You can read more on that story here.