Anthony set for free agency after three-team National Basketball Association deal

Anthony set for free agency after three-team National Basketball Association deal

Anthony set for free agency after three-team National Basketball Association deal

It could take several days for the trade to be finalized and Anthony to clear waivers, however, he can agree to a deal with either Houston or Miami at any time and some believe that could happen quickly.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Thunder, Hawks and 76ers will complete a trade sending Anthony to Atlanta, however he will not play for them next season. Atlanta sent center Mike Muscala to the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Justin Anderson, and the Sixers routed guard/forward Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot to Oklahoma City.

There is a lot to unpack here, but it must be said that this is the sort of move we've been expecting Hawks General Manager Travis Schlenk to make this entire offseason.

He came to a mutual understanding with the Thunder that his scaled-back role with the team isn't what he wants, so it was always likely that he would sign with a new team this summer. The Chicago Bulls signed guard Antonio Blakeney to an National Basketball Association contract after the former Louisiana State player split time between the National Basketball Association team and the G League's Windy City Bulls last season.

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Anthony's contract, which has one year and $27.9 million ($37.9m) remaining, was expected to make a trade hard.

Houston has been the logical landing spot for Anthony ever since news broke that the Thunder were looking for a way out of his contract. Fifth overall pick Trae Young - whom the Hawks acquired, along with a future first-round pick, in a draft-day trade with Dallas - also is expected to see extensive minutes running the offense. Schroder averaged 19.4 points and 6.2 assists last season.

That also is part of the reasoning behind Atlanta's decision to trade for Jeremy Lin last week. Luwawu-Cabarrot joins the Thunder after two seasons in Phiadelphia. Through five National Basketball Association seasons, all with the Hawks, he has shot 37.8 percent from 3-point range, though he dipped to 37.1 percent previous year after hitting 41.8 percent in 2016-17.

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