FREE MELO! Every basketball fan who is not a hardcore Knicks fan has been screaming this for at least the last three years. The New York Knicks ownership and front office have finally listened. The Knicks are reportedly trading Carmelo Anthony to OKC, in return the Knicks will receive Enes Katner, Doug Mcdermott, and a draft pick. This deal actually works out pretty well for both teams as the Knicks have been grooming “The Young Unicorn” Kristaps Porzingis to be the superstar there. With Melo out of the way, Porzingis will have total control to do what he wants, when he wants to do it. Carmelo Anthony being shipped off will definitely give the budding superstar, Porzingis, the room and confidence that he needs to grow. Meanwhile, Carmelo Anthony heads down to Oklahoma City to join Russel Westbrook and Paul George, who along with Carmelo Anthony will be a free agent next season. That pretty much says that the Thunder are putting all of their chips on the table for this season. It will be pretty expensive to resign two players of Melo’s and PG’s calibur with Russel Westbrook’s huge contract eating up most of the teams payroll. If nothing else, the Western Conference will definitely be interesting and fun to watch this upcoming season. The question I have, is does this move make the Thunder a legitimate contender in the West?

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