According to a report from Yahoo's Shams Charania, the Hawks, Thunder and 76ers have agreed on a trade that will send Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony and 76ers guard Justin Anderson to Atlanta, Hawks guard Dennis Schroder and 76ers guard Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot to Oklahoma CIty and Hawks forward Mike Muscala to Philadelphia.
Sources: As part of multi-team Carmelo Anthony/Dennis Schröder deal, Atlanta's Mike Muscala will go to Philadelphia, 76ers' Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot will be traded to Oklahoma City and 76ers' Justin Anderson to Atlanta.- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 19, 2018
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowki reports that Anthony, who is coming off a season in which he averaged career-lows in points (16.2), field goal percent (.404) and assists (1.3), will likely be bought out by the Hawks. Upon clearing waivers, the Heat and Rockets appear to be favourites to land the 10-time All-Star.
After using the No. 5 pick to select point guard Trae Young in the 2018 draft and trading for point guard Jeremy Lin a week ago, the Hawks part ways with Schroder, who averaged 19.4 points and 6.2 assists over 67 games in the 2017-18 season.
In acquiring Schroder, Oklahoma City becomes younger and more athletic; the team is said to be excited for the opportunity to add Schroder to a core that features Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Steven Adams ( per Wojnarowski ).
ESPN's Bobby Marks has outlined how the trade makes sense for the Thunder from both a basketball and financial standpoint:
Oklahoma City was able to accomplish two things by trading Carmelo Anthony to Atlanta, improve the roster while saving $73M this season. The Thunder will now see their projected luxury tax bill drop from $150M to $88.8M, a savings of $62M. In addition,... https://t.co/dcp1nQxadt- Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) July 19, 2018
Oklahoma City also acquires Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, a 23-year-old native of France who was selected No. 24 in the 2016 draft. The 6-foot-6 forward appeared in 52 games last season, averaging 5.8 points per game while shooting 33.5 percent from deep. He scored in double figures 16 times last season, including a 16-point (3-for-5 3-point shooting) performance over the Bucks in late Jan.
Justin Anderson averaged 6.2 points and 2.4 rebounds in 32 games with Philadelphia in the 2017-18 season. Anderson was selected 21st overall in the 2015 NBA Draft and has the size to be a solid wing defender in Atlanta this upcoming season.
Muscala, a 6-foot-11 stretch big, averaged 7.6 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 37.1 percent from 3-point range last season, knocking down at least two 3-pointers on 18 different occasions. The Bucknell product is in the final year of his contract and will add shooting and inside depth for the Sixers in the 2018-19 season.