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Carmelo Anthony, OKC Thunder Going Separate Ways

The former superstar will look to join his third team in as many years.

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After just one unproductive and rocky season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Carmelo Anthony and the team have decided to part ways. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Royce Young:

While using the stretch provision would eliminate some of Anthony’s tax burden, Wojnarowski believes a trade could be GM Sam Presti’s initial intention:

The Thunder first plan to pursue trade possibilities with teams looking to acquire a massive expiring deal to free up salary-cap space for July 2019 free agency. Anthony still holds trade-veto power, but it’s likely that any proposed deal would be with a team wanting simply to waive Anthony and allow him into free agency.

According to The New York Times Marc Stein, another Western Conference team is interested in the aging forward:

The Trail Blazers were linked to Anthony last summer before he was dealt to the Thunder in late September. With no wing help in sight for Portland, taking a chance on the seemingly washed-up superstar could be a move worth making.

Would you like to see Carmelo in a Trail Blazers jersey next year? If not, what team could use his services? Let us know in the comments.