It appears as though Carmelo Anthony's time with the Thunder is done. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Oklahoma City will part ways with the 10-time All-Star this summer following one season with the franchise.
ESPN Sources with @royceyoung: Oklahoma City, Carmelo Anthony will part ways this summer, likely saving team over $100M. Thunder working with 'Melo's reps on exits that include trade, stretch provision. Story: https://t.co/mJbxINv2Cd- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2018
Anthony struggled for most of the 2017-18 season, averaging 16.2 points per game on 40.4 percent shooting from the field and 35.7 percent shooting from the perimeter. With the amount of money the Thunder have committed to other players on the roster, shedding the $27.9 million Anthony is owed on the final year of his contract - by trading him, stretching his contract or buying him out, as Wojnarowski notes - could save Oklahoma City as much as $100 million next season.
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Anthony would have the option of joining a number of contenders if he becomes a free agent this offseason. Despite his low scoring average, Anthony knocked down 169 3-pointers as a member of the Thunder, the most he's ever made in a single season of his NBA career.
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