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Report: Nets, Thunder Talking About Potential Carmelo Anthony trade

Carmelo Anthony on the Thunder.

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 13: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder watches on against the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Spectrum Center on January 13, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony won't be a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder at the start of the 2018-19 season. In fact, he'll likely be long gone by the time the new NBA season tips off.

The Thunder are reportedly hoping to trade Melo, or buyout his contract in order to dump his hefty price tag. The 10-time NBA All-Star opted into the final year of his deal with the Thunder - which would pay him nearly $28 million.

Instead, Oklahoma City is reportedly working on a trade. Who would be willing to help out the Thunder?

According to NBA columnist Mitch Lawrence the Brooklyn Nets are working on a deal with Oklahoma city.

Jeremy Lin has one year left on his deal with the Nets which will pay him just over $12 million. The Nets would need to include another player in the deal to match Melo's $28 million pricetag.

After acquiring Melo, the Nets would then work on a buyout with the NBA star in order to make him a free agent.

The Thunder are reportedly hoping for picks in the deal. If the two sides can't work out a deal, Carmelo Anthony will need to work on a buyout with the Thunder.

When/if Melo becomes a free agent, the Houston Rockets and Miami Heat have been mentioned as the potential landing spots for the former Syracuse star.

Stay tuned.