The Chicago Bulls and their expected pursuit of New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony has been a hot topic as of later.
However, the Bulls aren’t in the great cap situation many perceive them to be.
They would have to make several moves, including the use of amnesty clause of Carlos Boozer and a trade of power forward Taj Gibson and Mike Dunleavy, Jr., among others.
That would mean Anthony wouldn’t be taking a small pay cut to sign with the Bulls, he’d be taking significantly less money.
That’s why the Bulls aren’t expected to sign Anthony, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports.
Does anybody really think that’s going to happen? I can safely say that Anthony’s agent, Leon Rose, hopes that it doesn’t. The Bulls apparently don’t think it will, either, since I’m told they haven’t gotten as far as we have here in crunching these numbers. Even if the Bulls could somehow clear enough room to offer Anthony the true max for four years, that’s never been how they’ve operated — not for a soon-to-be 30-year-old free agent, anyway.
Anthony is averaging 28.1 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game this season.