The Nets’ play has improved with Lin’s return to the lineup after the All-Star break. But they couldn’t hold up under the Thunder’s physicality, couldn’t hold down triple-double machine (Russell) Westbrook, and lost 122-104 in front of 13,911 hearty fans who braved the blizzard at Barclays Center.
The Nets even had to hear those same fans cheer Westbrook throughout with chants of “MVP! MVP!” that shocked even the Thunder star. Brooklyn had to watch them give Westbrook an ovation when he clinched his 33rd triple-double of the season by snaring a Brook Lopez rebound with 4:50 to play.
Source: Brian Lewis of the New York Post
Knicks, OKC Come to Agreement on Deal for Melo
The New York Knicks have agreed to trade 10-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told ESPN on Saturday.
The Thunder will send center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick (via the Chicago Bulls) to New York, league sources said. Anthony, 33, will waive his no-trade clause and his $8.1 million trade kicker to accommodate the deal, league sources told ESPN.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
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Enes Kanter After Being Traded:’Beat the Warriors For Me’
Shortly after learning he was being traded from Oklahoma City to the New York Knicks, center Enes Kanter posted a video thanking the Thunder organization, its fans and the city, and imploring the team to beat the Golden State Warriors.
“Please beat the Warriors for me,” Kanter said in a heartfelt goodbye video posted to his Instagram account Saturday afternoon. “Please, I’m gonna be watching that game, so please beat the Warriors for me.” Kanter is set to be traded to New York as part of a deal that will send 10-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to the Thunder, sources told ESPN.
Source: SN Staff on ESPN