As of Saturday, it appears Carmelo Anthony will have a new home. The All-Star SF will reportedly be making the move to Oklahoma City to join forces with Paul George and Russell Westbrook. Yesterday, George spoke on the situation proclaiming that he thinks the Thunder have a championship team.
Last season, Russell Westbrook was league MVP and led the Thunder to the sixth seed in the NBA playoffs. Although the Thunder have traded away Victor Oladipo and Enes Kanter, they added two all-star caliber players and should be one of the top-tier teams in the West.
I’m in a good place. I know Russ (Westbrook) is in a good place. Melo is motivated more than ever …You put us three together, who all have something to prove still, (and) we’re going to be a special team. We have a young group, a lot of talent here, an unbelievable coach (in Billy Donovan), (and) as you see, a front office that’s willing to do whatever it takes to improve the team. It just has all the makeups to be a great organization and a chance to put championships together.
SF, Oklahoma City Thunder
George spoke on the Thunder organization recently saying, “The most beautiful thing about it is (that) this organization (lets) all their players know what’s going on,” George continued. “There’s nothing under the table. There’s nothing hidden since I’ve been here so far. So I was aware of what was going on. I was extremely happy. I was pushing for this opportunity to play with (Anthony). I’m extremely happy … The first year I get here, we already have three superstars on the team. It just goes to show what’s possible with different organizations.” Paul George and company think they have what it takes to de-throne the Warriors. Do you think the Thunder will be able to compete for a title?
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