In a ridiculous NBA offseason, in which a number of teams made huge acquisitions to make their team better, the Oklahoma City Thunder might now hold the claim to the most successful summer.
On top of dealing for Paul George from the Indiana Pacers , and signing Patrick Patterson in free agency, and got Carmelo Anthony from the Knicks on Saturday morning, sending Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott, and a second-round pick in exchange.
In essence, the Thunder traded Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis, Kanter, McDermott, and a second-round pick for George, Anthony, and Patterson. That's a pretty good haul. And for their effort, the Thunder's championship odds have jumped to 16/1.
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Back in June, just a few weeks after the Thunder had been eliminated from the playoffs in the first round,to win the 2017-18 title. Following the George trade, to 30/1. Now, they have the sixth best odds to lift the trophy next summer, which just goes to show you how fast things can change in this league.