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Reports Carmelo Anthony dealt to Hawks in three-team trade

OKC Thunder Trade Carmelo Anthony To Atlanta Hawks

The Thunder have agreed to trade forward Carmelo Anthony and a protected 2022 first-round pick to the Hawks, reports ESPN.

According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, Mike Muscala will head to the Philadelphia 76ers, Justin Anderson will head to the Hawks, Timoté Luwawu-Cabarrot will go to the Thunder, and Carmelo Anthony will be bought out after being traded to Atlanta.

The Thunder will save almost $100 million in salary and luxury tax with the move. He didn't get much playing time for the Sixers after coming over during the 2016-17 season, but he could carve out a spot in the rotation for the Hawks, who aren't exactly prioritizing winning this season.

The trade will save the Thunder about $100 million in luxury tax, as they get rid of Anthony's almost $28 million contract for next season.

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In 67 games last season, Schroder averaged a career-best 19.4 points per game, in addition to 6.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds. He struggled as the third option behind Russell Westbrook and Paul George, who will be returning to OKC next season without him. The Thunder like to play fast and Schroder enables the team to do just that in the second unit.

Muscala, who is not expected to remain with the Thunder, has also played all five seasons of his National Basketball Association career with Atlanta, and averaged 7.6 points and 4.3 rebounds a game last season.

Schroder has three years at $15.5 million annually left on his deal, which makes it really worth $5 million a year to the Thunder because they would have had to pay $9 million of that over the next three seasons for Anthony.

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