Saturday , Jul , 01 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Anthony to make nearly $79 million in new deal

Denver, CO (Sports Network) – Denver Nuggets star forward Carmelo Anthony has
reportedly agreed to a maximum contract extension with the team.

According to a report in the Rocky Mountain News, Anthony’s deal is expected
to be worth $79 million over five years.

Saturday was the first day NBA teams could negotiate with players eligible for
extensions, but Anthony can not officially sign the new deal until July 12.

Once he signs the contract, Anthony will be Denver’s property through 2012.

The former Syracuse star averaged 26.5 points last season and was named to the
All-NBA third team.