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What does the Melo-OKC trade mean? (1:23)
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13hRoyce Young

Melo: Westbrook, George key in OKC decision

Carmelo Anthony said Monday that the presence of Russell Westbrook and Paul George in Oklahoma City was instrumental in his decision to approve a trade to the Thunder.

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Melo has no plans to come off the bench (0:54)
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Westbrook coy about extension (0:30)
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Westbrook defends fashion icon status (0:36)
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Melo laughs at idea of coming off the bench (0:26)
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Thunder looking to free up Melo on defense (0:55)
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Westbrook a big reason Melo wanted to go to OKC (1:11)
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PG13 heavily recruiting Wade (0:32)

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Melo on the possibility of playing the 4: "I have no problem with playing the 4. I actually like that, I actually embrace that. And for this team, I think it will be better."

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Melo on Westbrook: "He was a big part. He was a big reason I wanted to come here." Mentioned Westbrook's loyalty to the organization and OKC.

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George said the rumors about Dwyane Wade and OKC are "between [Wade] and Sam [Presti]." But then said he's been in Wade's DMs, his Snapchat, his Instagram. "Whatever I gotta do," George said.

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Paul George on him and Westbrook recruiting Melo to OKC: "We sold him man. We sold the heck out of it." George said he's wanted to play with Melo for a while.

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Paul George: "We definitely felt great about what we had before we traded for Carmelo, but adding him takes this team to another level."

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Westbrook on Donald Trump's recent comments: "The things he's saying is outrageous. It's uncalled for ... I'm definitely not in agreement with anything he says, and never will be."

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Russell Westbrook on the possible extension: "Man, it's been a long, long summer. Had a baby. Been working on a little fatherhood. But like I've said before, this is a place I want to be."

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Billy Donovan on Kevin Durant's tweets: "We did communicate. I enjoyed my time with Kevin. I felt like Kevin and I had a very, very good relationship. Outside of that I don't think there's anything more to say."

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Presti says the Thunder will be in touch with Dwyane Wade's people "like the rest of the league." The Thunder are aggressively pursuing Wade, and seen as one of the top contenders to land him, along with Cleveland, San Antonio and Miami.

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Presti said he admires Melo's professionalism and the way he handled a "difficult situation" with the Knicks. "He's a rather dignified guy," Presti said.

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Sam Presti opens by recognizing OKC's ownership group. "I can't say enough about the group as a whole and what a pleasure it is to work with them." The Thunder are headed for upwards of $30 million in luxury tax penalties this season.

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Media day about to get going here in OKC. It's gonna be, uh, kind of interesting. Westbrook, Paul George and Melo all set to talk.

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Stephen A. says CP3 is biggest loser in Melo-to-OKC trade (0:50)

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With the trade official, Carmelo Anthony will be available at Thunder media day today in Oklahoma City.

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19hIan Begley

It's official: Melo trade to Thunder announced

Carmelo Anthony is officially a member of the Thunder, as the Knicks have announced the deal that sends the 10-time All Star to Oklahoma City for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 draft pick.

Team Stats

Points Per Game106.611th
Rebounds Per Game46.61st
Assists Per Game21.025th
Points Allowed105.816th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-174735.573
2015-165527.671
2014-154537.549
2013-145923.720
2012-136022.732

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