No. 7 Carmelo Anthony of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives past No. 15 Derrick Favors of the Utah Jazz due to the block by No. 12 Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half during Game Six of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo : VCG)
The Oklahoma City Thunder are targeting guard Dennis Schroder and forward Mike Muscala in trade discussions that would send forward Carmelo Anthony to the Atlanta Hawks, according to reports.
The Hawks would buy out Anthony's contract if they acquired him, making him a free agent. Anthony and the Thunder have been working together over the past two weeks on a method to part ways, which would allow the 10-time All-Star to join a new team, and save the Thunder around 100 million US dollars in salary and luxury-tax penalties. Multiple reports have pegged the Houston Rockets as the favorites to sign Anthony once he inevitably hits free agency.