Carmelo Anthony has gone down hill quickly
Today marks the one year anniversary when New York Knicks executives Steve Mills and Scott Perry decided to trade star forward Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder with Phil Jackson no longer around.
In exchange the Knicks received center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and a second round pick.
McDermott came in looking very impressive last season while hitting numerous shots from beyond the arc, but the Knicks decided to move him at the trade deadline after he failed to fit in on a consistent basis in former head coach Jeff Hornacek’s offense.
Kanter has become a very good center for the Knicks while averaging 14 points, 11 rebounds and a shooting percentage of 59 percent last season. Not to mention he’s become a vocal leader that has shown the grit that guys like Charles Oakley displayed during his career.
The best part might be that the second round pick the Knicks got from OKC turned into forward Mitchell Robinson, who looks like he has the potential to become a superstar after sitting out of a year after graduating high school instead of playing in college.
Last but not least, it’s safe to say that Anthony’s time with the Thunder wasn’t very good. He didn’t fit in with Russell Westbrook and Paul George and showed signs of slowing down.
Now Anthony has signed with the Houston Rockets after being released by OKC this offseason.
With Kanter and Robinson on the roster and Anthony looking washed up while no longer in Oklahoma City, it’s safe to say the Knicks won this trade.
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