Atlanta Hawks: Grading the Terrific Dennis Schroder Trade

Lynette Rowe
July 20, 2018

In Game 6 of the first-round playoff series against Utah that ended Oklahoma City's season, he played fewer minutes than backup Jerami Grant.

Anthony has told people for more than a week that he expects to wind up with the Rockets, according to a league source.

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 previous year of his contract, according to USA TODAY Sports.

Subsequently, Muscala will be sent to the Philadelphia 76ers, with Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot traded to OKC, and Justin Anderson to Atlanta.

Anthony has been on the court recently with Rockets point guard Chris Paul during some workout sessions and Paul has reportedly been talking to Anthony about joining the Rockets. The Thunder chose instead to take on Schroder's $15.5 million for next year.

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They should add much needed depth to the Thunder line-up. He averaged 16.2 points on 40.4-percent shooting.

The pick the Thunder are sending the Hawks is 2022 lottery protected first rounder (1-14).

The Hawks were motivated to move Schroder after drafting Trae Young with the fifth overall pick last month and then trading with Brooklyn for veteran point guard Jeremy Lin. That's particularly noteworthy because Carmelo Anthony, who's no longer on the team, had 3.1 such plays per game last season.

Luwawu-Cabbarot is two years removed from being selected with the No. 24 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Last month, Anthony opted into the final year of his contract, picking up a $28m option for the 2018/19 season, that contributed to a monster payroll touching nearly $310m after the re-signing of Paul George and Jeremi Grant. Muscala, 27, averaged 7.6 points and 4.3 rebounds in 53 games last season. He was selected by the Mavericks with the No. 21 pick of the 2015 NBA Draft.

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