Carmelo Anthony Traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder?!(SUPERTEAM)

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The New York Knicks have traded Carmelo Anthony to the OKC Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott, and a draft pick. There is no question anymore about which team won the NBA offseason.

The Eastern Conference has gotten even weaker now after this trade since Carmelo went from the New York Knicks(East) to the Oklahoma City Thunder(West). With the loss of Paul George, Paul Millsap, Jimmy Butler, and now Carmelo Anthony; the East has lost four perennial all-stars now, and only gained one All-Star in Gordon Hayward. This trade further intensifies Adam Silver’s pressure by NBA fans, to eliminate Conferences. Also, with more super-teams forming, there are more irrelevant teams. (Irrelevant Teams; teams which rarely make the playoffs caused by a lack of superstars) Now though, there is much more competition for the Golden State Warriors. This would mean that a loss in the Finals to the Cavs or Celtics is not out of the question as the Warriors will be very tired after possibly facing, the Spurs, Rockets, and Thunder in the Playoffs.

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Though many people will say otherwise, this trade was a no-brainer for the Knicks. After all that has gone through over the past couple of years, they had to get rid of their star and centerpiece, Carmelo Anthony. Now, the Knicks have a direction to go which is rebuilding. Their next franchise star, Kristaps Porzingis will be receiving many more minutes as well as the ball in clutch moments. The Knicks received a future pick in this trade, which does not have too much value as it is a second-round pick. They also got Enes Kanter, which is a relief because Joakim Noah won’t be starting anymore for them. Kanter will also be huge scoring boost, but a downside to him is his lacking on the defensive end. Finally, Doug McDermott was traded to the Knicks. McDermott is a nice young SG/SF who can work well next Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kristaps Porzingis.

From the Thunder’s point of view, this trade is AMAZING! It may all go down in flames if George, Westbrook, and Melo cannot coexist. Westbrook and Melo are both ball-dominant and may have trouble deciding who will shoot the ball in the clutch. Worst Case Scenario: The Thunder drop to the 5 seed and get eliminated in the second round. Best Case Scenario: The Thunder win 60+ games and win the championship.

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