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New York Knicks TRADE Carmelo Anthony to OKC

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The Carmelo Anthony trade is official.

The New York Knicks announced on Monday that they traded Anthony, a 10-time All-Star, to the Oklahoma City Thunder for center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and the Chicago Bulls’ 2018 second-round draft pick.

“This is a deal we feel works for both this franchise and Carmelo. We thank him for his seven seasons in a Knicks uniform and all that he accomplished off the court for the City of New York by using his platform to address social issues,” Knicks president Steve Mills said in a statement released by the team. “We will continue to focus on this team looking forward towards the immediate and long-term future. As we have said recently, this is a new beginning for the New York Knicks.”

The trade ends Anthony’s 6½-season tenure in New York. The Knicks had been talking to teams about an Anthony trade for several months, beginning under Phil Jackson’s presidency. The deal was agreed to on Saturday afternoon, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, after Anthony, who has a no-trade clause, included the Thunder and the Cleveland Cavaliers on the list of teams to which he’d accept a trade.

“Thank you to All My Fans who supported me through Thick and Thin,” Anthony wrote in a letter to New York on his website. “And those who continued to support The Knicks regardless of the outcome. Thank You to Jim Dolan and the Knicks organization and all the hardworking people that don’t get the credit they deserve. And most importantly, Thank you to the City of New York for allowing me to represent OUR city.”

Both the Knicks and Anthony had hoped to complete a trade prior to NBA media day on Monday to avoid potential distractions surrounding ongoing trade talks involving Anthony, per sources.

Anthony, 33, now joins an Oklahoma City club featuring 2017 NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and All Star Paul George.

Russell Westbrook Calls KD a BITCHASSNIGGA and VOWS that he Will Get that Azz Back (video inside)

Lol, they know Russ crazy….

OAKLAND, Calif. — Russell Westbrook said he is going to “get his ass back,” with regard

to Zaza Pachulia’s hard foul in the second quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ 121-100

win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

“He hit me kind of hard,” Westbrook said. “But it’s all right. I’m gonna get his ass back.

Straight up.”

With time ticking down before the half, Pachulia knocked Westbrook down, appearing

to push the ball into Westbrook’s face. Westbrook remained on the floor holding his face.

Pachulia was handed a flagrant foul 1 for the play, following a review by the officials.

But what upset Westbrook was Pachulia’s reaction to the foul. The Warriors big man

took a couple of steps to stand over Westbrook when the Thunder point guard was on the


“No, I didn’t see that until just now, but I don’t play that game,” a clearly agitated West-

brook said. “I’m gonna get his ass back. Whenever that is, I don’t know what it’s going

to be, but I don’t play that game.”

The Warriors visit the Thunder on Feb. 11.

“I thought it was a good steal, honestly, because I had the ball in my hands,” Pachulia

said. “Officials called a foul; there’s nothing you can do. A foul is a foul. If it was a hard

foul, it was a hard foul. There is nothing you can do. So you just move on. If he got hurt,

that’s fine too. It’s part of the game.”