It was reported on Saturday that Carmelo Anthony has been traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. [VIDEO] The trade was made official on Monday. The Knicks stated that they think that this deal works for both the Knicks and Melo, and they thanked him for everything he has done for the team and the City of #New York. This trade ended his six and a half season long tenure with the Knicks and he will now join Paul George and Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City. #Carmelo Anthony loved New York, his family and friends are there and he sees it as his city.

Carmelo Anthony writes a letter to New York after the trade

After the trade was made official on Monday, Carmelo Anthony wrote a letter saying goodbye to New York City.

Carmelo began the letter by saying that he knew from the first day they met that he and New York were meant to be together. It was love at first sight for Melo. New York City taught him how to live in the belly of the beast, and it was scary and frightening at times, but it prepared and molded him for the rest of his life. Carmelo said that no city will ever take New York's place in his heart and that it will always be missed. He was blessed to be in New York, and even though it is time to say goodbye, it is not the end. He thanked all of his fans who supported him through thick and thin, and who supported the Knicks regardless of their results. He thanked Jim Nolan, the Knicks organization, and all of the hardworking people that don't get enough credit. He thanked New York once again for allowing him to represent their City.

Carmelo Anthony's relationship with the Knicks

Carmelo Anthony loves the New York Knicks and New York City. He spent his last seven seasons with the Knicks, averaging 24.7 points, 3.2 assists and a steal per game. He led the Knicks to the playoffs three times, the last time in the 2012-2013 season. But his relationship with the Knicks was far from ideal. Last season, former Knicks' team president Phil Jackson lobbied for Anthony to waive his no-trade clause because the Knicks wanted to rebuild the team around Kristaps Porzingis. Even though Jackson has been fired, it became clear that the relationship between the Knicks and Anthony was broken beyond repair and that trade was the only option. He was a topic of many rumors during the offseason, and was ultimately traded to the Thunder. He will play in the Western Conference and compete for the title once again. Carmelo Anthony is one of the best offensive players in the league, and it will be a pleasure to watch him play in the #NBA Playoffs once again.