Assuming Carmelo Anthony exercises his player option and becomes a free agent this season, few teams are a more likely destination than the Chicago Bulls.
The Bulls could use an additional ‘star’ (especially with the uncertain status of Derrick Rose) and will have the money to bring one in. Of course, the improved play of Joakim Noah may put a wrench into that idea as Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald explains.
The possibility of Anthony eyeing the Bulls this summer has been well-documented. But something else happened Sunday that showed why the move is unlikely. Joakim Noah continues to establish himself as one of the league’s most valuable big men and probably will merit a salary increase when his contract expires in 2016.
Despite being one of the NBA’s ‘big market teams’, the Bulls have been relatively conservative in regards to how they dish out contracts and having to pay Noah with both Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony on the roster? That might be pushing things a bit too far for the ownership group.