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Is the Oklahoma City Thunder looking to drop Carmelo Anthony?

Anthony has a $27.9 million player option for next season that will be taken up in a hurry, simply for the fact that he wouldn't get anything near that number within the open market.


Kahron Spearman


It's become apparent to everyone that Carmelo Anthony is no longer a great player or even a very good one that is everyone other than Anthony himself.

 

Not willing to take on a more palatable bench role, the Oklahoma City Thunder would like to move on from the future Hall of Fame small forward during the offseason. 

 

The 33-year-old averaged 16.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists while shooting 40.4 percent from the field in 78 appearances.

Im not sacrificing no bench role. Thats out of the question. As far as sacrificingI dont even like to talk about finances and the economics of the game of basketball. When that time comes, that time will come. If and when we have to sit down and talk about whats the future, and ideas and situations, then, that time will come. I honestly dont even feel comfortable sitting here talking about money and basketball.

Carmelo Anthony
Forward, Oklahoma City Thunder

Anothony is slated to make $27.9 million player option for next season that he will be taken up in a hurry, simply for the fact that the athlete wouldn't get anything near that salary in the open market. Low efficiency, bad defending small forwards don't have the same attraction as they did 10-15 years ago.

 

His refusal to understand where he stands at this point in his career isn't at all a new phenomenon in basketball or professional sports. Not long ago, Allen Iverson left the game at 34 because he too was unwilling to alter his game to maintain value within the league.

 

Anthony appears to be heading toward that same fate.

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