Since entering the league back in 2003 as the No. 3 overall pick of the Denver Nuggets, Carmelo Anthony has made $248,940,171 through his NBA contracts, per Spotrac.

The first contract Anthony signed in the NBA was a three-year, $10.4 million rookie deal with the Nuggets. Melo averaged 21.0 points and 6.1 rebounds as a rookie. He made $3,229,200.

During his second season in the league, Carmelo Anthony put up 20.8 points and 5.7 boards while making $3,471,360. He made $3,713,640 in his third year and $4,694,041 in his fourth before his $80 million rookie-scale extension kicked in.

Melo signed a five-year extension with the Nuggets in the summer of 2006. It kicked in during the 2007-08 season. Anthony averaged 25.7 points per game that season and made a nice $13,041,250. He was a two-time All-Star and establishing himself as one of the best scorers in the NBA.

However, rumors started to surface about Carmelo Anthony wanting out of Denver. He was heavily linked to the New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets. Anthony wound up signing a three-year, $64.2 million extension with the Nuggets in February of 2011. Denver then traded Carmelo to the Knicks. Melo made $17,149,243 that season.

The 2011-12 campaign was Anthony's first full season with the Knicks. He averaged 22.6 points per game and made $14,905,194. The following season, Melo led the NBA in scoring at 28.7 points while racking in $19,444,504. The 2012-13 season is the last time the Knicks franchise has had a winning record and made the playoffs.

Carmelo Anthony kept putting up big numbers for the Knicks but it wasn't resulting in wins. Still, Melo was making a nice buck. He made $21,388,953 in 2013-14 and was set to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2014. Despite meeting with the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets, Melo opted to re-sign with the Knicks on a five-year, $124.1 million contract.

Melo made $22,458,401 in 2014-15 but the Knicks were a disaster. New York finally traded Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the summer of 2017. The future Hall of Famer made $26,243,760 in his one year with OKC. Anthony put up 16.2 points but the Thunder lost in the first round of the playoffs despite having Melo, Russell Westbrook and Paul George.

OKC traded Carmelo Anthony to the Atlanta Hawks in the offseason of 2018. The Hawks waived Melo and he wound up signing a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Rockets to play with Chris Paul and James Harden. Anthony went from making $26,243,760 in 2017-18 to $2.4 a year later.

Anthony's run with the Rockets only lasted 10 games. He was exiled from the team for months before Houston traded him to the Bulls, who waived Sweet Melon. Anthony was out of the NBA for more than a year before the Portland Trail Blazers signed him to a non-guaranteed deal this season worth $2.16 million.

Carmelo Anthony played well with the Blazers and the team guaranteed his contract in December. The 10-time All-Star averaged 15.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in 2019-20 before games were suspended due to COVID-19.