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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Brooklyn Nets have discussed a trade centered around Carmelo Anthony and Jeremy Lin, according to a report from Sporting News.
The Nets are looking to acquire draft picks from the Thunder and unload Lin’s contract. Lin is slated to make $12.5 million next season and will be a unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2019.
Brooklyn would buy out Anthony’s contract if they make the deal, allowing the veteran scorer to become a free agent.
Oklahoma City looking to get something for Carmelo Anthony and talking to Brooklyn about a deal, with Jeremy Lin potentially going to OKC, per sources. Nets looking to get pick(s). Want to move Lin and would buy out Melo.
— Mitch Lawrence (@Mitch_Lawrence) July 11, 2018
Anthony met with the Houston Rockets and Miami Heat in recent days. The Rockets are determined to sign Anthony, as Chris Paul has been advocating management to sign his close pal.
With the Thunder this past season, Anthony averaged a career-low 16.2 points per game during the regular season and shot only 40.4 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from beyond the arc.
If OKC can’t trade Anthony, they will either buy him out or stretch his contract.