The Oklahoma City Thunder know they have one of the best players in the National Basketball Association in Russell Westbrook, but now they're doing their best to surround him with as much talent as possible.
Thunder vice president Troy Weaver was responsible for recruiting Anthony to Syracuse University, where he played his lone year of college before getting drafted in 2003.
The New York Knicks find themselves right at the forefront of talks for Kyrie Irving, who has demanded a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Enes Kanter is an expensive big man the Knicks likely wouldn't want as a key piece of a trade package.
Oklahoma City doesn't necessarily have that much to offer the Knicks, which would make a deal unlikely unless a third and fourth team was introduced. If Westbrook decides to bypass signing a supermax extension before the start of the season, he, George and Anthony will all be free agents in the summer of 2018.
A new team is reportedly going to give it a try.
The Thunder have already made a splash this offseason acquiring forward Paul George from the Indiana Pacers for guard Victor Oladipo and forward Domantas Sabonis.
The Oklahoma City Thunder is one team that is full of surprises. Even if it only guarantees them a single year with the supremely talented George.
The Thunder last season rewarded Adams with a four-year US$100 million contract extension, confirming they see him as a crucial pillar of their future.