Carmelo Anthony: Sells Denver Home, Now What?

Ariam FrezghiContributor IAugust 31, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY - APRIL 25:  Carmelo Anthony #15 of the Denver Nuggets is pictured after being called for a foul against the Utah Jazz during  Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs at EnergySolutions Arena on April 25, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Denver Nuggets superstar Carmelo Anthony and his newlywed TV-personality La La Vazquez sold their 6-acre spread in the Polo Ridge Estates, a residential community in Littleton, Colorado. Though the move was in works before the summer, it signals a hint about Melo's future.

Though it is not confirmed by the Denver Management or Anthony, It's safe to say that he will not extend his contract with the Denver Nuggets for the 2011-12 NBA season.

With a whopping $12 million price tag, Melo's home was on sale for $9.5 million. The mansion included: a 21,000-plus square-foot main house, a 5,500-square-foot barn and paddock, and a 1,600-square foot guest house. The main quarters includes eight bedrooms, seven fireplaces, 15 bathrooms, a wine cellar, a 3,000-square- foot  recording studio, theater, gym, seven-car garage and a 54-foot-long pool.

There have been no dates as to when the house was released, but photographs of the pad can be found on

Now, Anthony and his agency are still negotiating contracts with different teams.

Since the beginning of the summer, the list of contenders has increased. With the Nuggets looking to acquire young players and draft picks in the Melo trade, this opens the doors for Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers to start their bidding.  

This summer Melo spent time with fellow NBA teammates like Chris Paul, Dwayne Wade and Lebron James, who joined the Miami Heat alongside Wade and Chris Bosh, influencing players like Melo to imitate; using forces to super team and become a challenge in efforts to winning a championship.

Earlier on, the buzz stayed around New York, and Chicago. Then, making its way to Houston seemed like a strong possibility. There’s a chance that Anthony may team with Yao Ming in Houston and set up a trade that would send Aaron Brooks, Shane Battier, and Jared Jefferies to the Nuggets.

Now, it is looking like a new start in New Jersey. The Nets have billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who is willing to put up big bucks for an abundance of young talent. He’s already expressed his desire to play in Brooklyn. It would become an unforgettable season for NYC fans, especially.

Footage of Carmelo's former home: