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Carmelo Anthony - SF/PF, 6'8, 235
New York Knicks - Acquired via trade in February 2011
       Date of birth: 05/29/1984
       Country: USA/Puerto Rico
     Drafted (NBA): 3rd pick, 2003
     Out of: Syracuse
  NBA Experience: 13 years
  Hand: Right

From blog:


   Tax Payers, Trade Kickers, And Other Deadline Day Bookkeeping
2011-02-26

New York and New Jersey made the two biggest moves by acquiring the two All-Stars, Williams and Anthony. The Knicks finally closed the deal on the Anthony saga, their additional acquisition of Chauncey Billups and their retention of Landry Fields keeping the price tag just about on the right of 'acceptable.' Meanwhile, the Nets's genuinely staggering trade for Williams, whilst ultimately a backup plan, turned out to be better then their original plan. If their intention was to chase Melo for half a year, then give up and trade less in a deal for a better, cheaper player with less mileage on the clock, then they pulled it off beautifully.

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Carmelo Anthony's trade kicker, equal to the lesser of 5% of his remaining salary or $1 million, was not activated upon his trade to the Knicks. He was already earning the maximum salary, and putting a trade kicker amount on top of that would have pushed his salary above the maximum, which is not legal. Therefore, his trade kicker was not invoked, and his salary remained unchanged. (It could therefore be argued that this trade kicker was redundant from the start, and needn't have been included at all. Probably true. But it was put in anyway, just in case the cap had grown beyond all reprehension since the date he signed the deal. As it turns out, the global economy went the other way, we had a recession, and I lost my job. Swings and roundabouts.)

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   A History Of Cheesy And/Or Terrible Commercials Featuring NBA Players
2010-02-03

59) Carmelo Anthony



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