NBA Players Were Just As Stunned As You Were By Carmelo Anthony’s Trade To The Thunder

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For the second time this offseason, the Oklahoma City Thunder have seemingly come out of nowhere to make a trade that brought a superstar to town. This time, that star is Carmelo Anthony, who the Thunder acquired in a deal that sent Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott, and a draft pick to the Big Apple.

While there were reports that Anthony was open to getting traded to the Thunder, this is still a move that seemingly came out of left field, as Houston and Cleveland seemed to be the two teams that had pole position in the race to land the 10-time All-Star.

Because of that, the move came a shock to the basketball world, as NBA players took to Twitter to let everyone know they were stunned by this turn of events.

Two of Anthony’s new teammates, recent acquisitions Patrick Patterson and Paul George, used emojis to articulate their responses to the deal.

A pair of players used the trade as a way to communicate with the Twittersphere. One of those players was Brandon Jennings, who was briefly teammates with Anthony last season and seems stoked about the move.

The other was C.J. McCollum, who had a vested interest in this move. As you may recall, Portland was viewed as one of the potential landing spots for Anthony, and McCollum teamed up with backcourt mate Damian Lillard to try and recruit Anthony to Rip City.

McCollum and Clippers guard Lou Williams both decided to show some love to Enes Kanter, who just a few days ago was spearheading the Thunder’s mini-fight against Kevin Durant because of the reigning Finals MVP’s antics on social media.

But the best response came from Nets forward Trevor Booker, who thought this deal was important for reasons beyond basketball.

The NBA is always great, but it’s at its best when the entire league comes together to comment on something like a big trade. Anthony’s trade to the Thunder is the latest example of this.