Melo Opts For Five-Year Deal


Sultan of Swat
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Akron Beacon-Journal - Carmelo Anthony committed to staying in his town a little longer than LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

Anthony signed a five-year deal worth an estimated $80 million Wednesday at the Pepsi Center. The deal Anthony signed is longer by two years than those agreed to by James and Wade.

Rather than choose the five-year extensions they were eligible for that would kick in starting with the 2007-08 season, James and Wade went for three-year deals with an option for a fourth - and the chance to become free agents sooner and potentially make even more money.

"It was a no-brainer for me," Anthony said. "When all the rumors were out there saying I was signing this type of deal or that type of deal, my family called me and said, 'Look, are you crazy?'" Growing up we don't have (much)."


I guess this is a pretty good move by melo. 16 mil a year and a team that has a fantastic coach and potential this will be a great opportunity for him to show his skills.