Hawks get Anthony; will waive him


Hawks get Anthony; will waive him

The news broke on Thursday that a three-team deal involving the Thunder, the Hawks and the 76ers will send Anthony from OKC to Atlanta where the Hawks plan to waive him and pay him the $27.9 million on the a year ago of his contract, according to USA TODAY Sports.

According to Wojnarowski, the Hawks were "motivated" to trade Schroder after adding rookie Trae Young and veteran Jeremy Lin to their point-guard rotation this summer. Additionally, Atlanta's Mike Muscala will be sent to the Philadelphia 76ers, who will send Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot to OKC, and Justin Anderson to Atlanta, according to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania.

Oklahoma City also acquires Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, a 23-year-old native of France who was selected No. 24 in the 2016 draft.

The report also says Muscala is likely headed to another team in the near future, but the Thunder will keep Schroder. In 78 games, Anthony averaged 16.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game while shooting 40 percent from the floor. The Hawks plan to waive Anthony, and the Houston Rockets are still the favorite to sign him.

Schroder has played five seasons in the National Basketball Association, all with the Hawks, and averaged a career high 19.4 points a game last season. Additionally, the Thunder will now add Schroder, who is another ball handler who could become an instant Sixth Man of the Year candidate with OKC behind Russell Westbrook.

Schroder, 24, has three years and $46.5 million remaining on his contract. Muscala, 27, averaged 7.6 points and 4.3 rebounds in 53 games last season.

Anderson is a four-year National Basketball Association veteran after two seasons with the Dallas Mavericks and two with the 76ers. The Thunder like to play fast and Schroder enables the team to do just that in the second unit. It was the first time in his career that he scored less than 20 points per game in a single season.