This was bound to happen.
On the court, the Thunder want to play faster, feature more Jerami Grant, and shrink Carmelo Anthony‘s role — something he didn’t want. Off the court, the Thunder were staring in the face of the largest tax bill in NBA history — salary and tax in excess of $300 million — and they can shrink that sum by as much as $100 million by letting him go.
Now it’s official, the two sides are working on their divorce. The question moves to what is next for Anthony?
I get into all of that in this latest PBT Extra.