Melo Opts For Five-Year Deal

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  1. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    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)."

  2. RajaB

    RajaB Guest

    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.

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