Atlanta Hawks Send Carmelo Anthony A Parting Gift Along With His $25 million
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Carmelo Anthony received this parting gift from the Atlanta Hawks after almost-kind of-barely being a part of the team. Here's SI to explain...

The Thunder dumped Melo’s salary on the Hawks earlier this summer, though the Hawks had no intention of hanging onto him. He negotiated a buyout, accepting a payment of $25.5 million ($2.4 million less than his full salary) so that he could sign a veteran’s minimum deal (worth $2.4 million) with a contender. He’s expected to make things official with the Rockets in the coming days.

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Nobody seems to think it’s exceptional; But could someone please explain on what universal planet it makes sense for the hawks to acquire Anthony knowing you won’t keep him but you are obligated to his $25m? I get trigonometry and differential calculus but not pro sport math. As well as why the frick would anybody be interested, at the private suite level, in the garbage they are producing
Reply6 months
$25.5 m just to go away! The economics of the NBA and MLB are beyond comprehension because of the amount of money flowing through these leagues.
Reply6 months
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