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Breaking down the Carmelo Anthony to OKC trade

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Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook
Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook

In a blockbuster trade, the New York Knicks have reportedly traded 10-time All-Star forward, Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick that belongs to the Chicago Bulls which the Thunder received in the Cameron Payne trade.

Also read: 5 Trade packages for Carmelo Anthony

Melo had to waive his no-trade clause for the trade, which he has done, and now he is a part of a new big 3 in Oklahoma City with Russell Westbrook and Paul George.

Let's analyze the winners and losers of this mega trade!

Winner: Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony

The Carmelo Anthony era in New York has finally come to an end. Clocking over 6 and a half years, the journey was full of ups and downs but mostly downs.

Peaking in the 2012-13 season with a 54-win season and an Eastern Conference Semi-Finals appearance, Melo averaged 24.7 points per game, 7 rebounds per game and 3.2 assists per game in a span of 412 games as a Knick.

Now he heads to an already loaded Western Conference and battle for supremacy with Russell Westbrook and co.

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