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After 6 ½ seasons (February 2011-June 2017) with the Knicks, the 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony has been traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott, and a 2018 2nd round draft pick. In the 2003 NBA Draft, the Denver Nuggets drafted Carmelo Anthony out of Syracuse University. He played with the Nuggets for 8 seasons (2003-2011). On February 22nd, 2011, the Denver Nuggets traded Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks in a 3-team deal.
Enes Kanter is a 22-year old Forward and he is also a 6-year NBA Veteran who holds career averages of 11.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in 445 games when he played for the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder. In the 2011 NBA Draft, the Utah Jazz has selected him in the 1st round, 3rd pick out of University of Kentucky.
Doug McDermott has been in the NBA for 3 years and he holds career averages of 8.0 points in 183 games when he played for the Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder. In the 2014 NBA Draft, Doug McDermott got drafted out of Creighton University by the Denver Nuggets and then later that night he got traded to the Chicago Bulls.
The Knicks had been talking talking to multiple teams about trading Carmelo Anthony for several months when Phil Jackson was still the President of the Knicks. Both the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony had hoped to finalize a trade prior to Media Day to avoid any distractions. Anthony now joins 2017 NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and NBA All Star Paul George. Since the Knicks are trying to rebuild a team with young players, General Manager Scott Perry said that Kanter and McDermott fit the profile of young players the club hopes to acquire. It won’t be long for Carmelo Anthony to see his former teammates because on Thursday, October 19th, 2017, the Knicks will open their 2017-2018 NBA Season at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City.
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