Anthony re-signed with the New York Knicks for five years and $124 million, after considering leaving for the Chicago Bulls or Los Angeles Lakers in free agency. Wade opted out of the two years and $42 million remaining on his contract with the Miami Heat, before re-signing for two years and $31.1 million, with a player option for the second year.
Anthony and Wade join Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Garnett as the players in the NBA with full no-trade clauses. Garnett's clause carried over after he approved a trade from the Boston Celtics to the Brooklyn Nets last summer.
Anthony averaged 27.4 points and 8.1 rebounds last season with the Knicks. In 2012-13, he led the NBA in scoring, with 28.7 points per game. Wade played in just 54 games and averaged 19.0 points per game last year with the Heat, his lowest mark since his rookie season.
Melo joins Kobe, Duncan, Dirk and KG as only players possessing full no-trade clause. KG's indeed carried over when dealt from Celts to Nets — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 16, 2014
Make it six. ESPN sources say Dwyane Wade has also secured a no-trade clause in his new deal with Miami — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 16, 2014
- Alex Hampl