Carmelo Anthony spent the 2017-18 season, and likely his only one, with the Oklahoma City Thunder. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
So much for that.
After one season, it appears that the Oklahoma City Thunder and forward Carmelo Anthony will part ways.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowksi reported the club is working on the best way to part with Anthony and thus save millions in payroll and luxury tax costs.
Anthony recently opted in to the final year of his contract, which is set to pay him $27.9 million next season.
Not only do the Thunder desire to save the money but Anthony was not happy taking on a less prominent role with OKC than he has previously had in his career.
It all adds up to an impending split.
ESPN Sources with @royceyoung: Oklahoma City, Carmelo Anthony will part ways this summer, likely saving team over $100M. Thunder working with 'Melo's reps on exits that include trade, stretch provision. Story: https://t.co/mJbxINv2Cd— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2018