Didn't see one of these started and the trade today warrants a new thread for the upcoming season. The Knicks have finally ended the Carmelo Anthony era by trading him to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a second round pick. Kanter is a scoring big that doesn't play defense, and McDermott doesn't play much defense himself. But I think the haul is at least decent compared to just getting Ryan Anderson's monster contract from the Rockets and not much else. I guess Paul George plays the 2? Unless Melo plays the 4 but that sounds like a defensive nightmare. I wonder how Russ is going to deal with having to spread the ball as much as he'll need to with PG and Melo. I personally though that PG was the perfect pairing for Russ. Good defender, deep range and can play off the ball. Combined with all their solid role players. Melo sort of throws a monkey wrench into that, with little time to work it all out together. Melo is also going to have to learn to play off the ball already. He can be good at it if he doesn't have an old dog new tricks mentality. The dude can absolutely drain from anywhere on the court. I think the Rockets would've been a better fit having a true point guard rather than Russ as more of a scoring combo guard. We'll see how it all shakes out. This season is truly the era of the super team. The rest (or 4 other teams) of the league is catching up to the idea of doing everything in their power to pair up superstars.