Dec 11, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) fouls New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) in the second half of NBA game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony denies Joakim Noah conversation


As the Chicago Bulls were pummeling the New York Knicks on Sunday, the fans at Chicago’s United Center let Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony know how they felt, cheering him and bringing signs urging him to sign with the Bulls this summer when he can become a free agent.

The Bulls are likely going to use former MVP Derrick Rose to recruit Anthony and reportedly already have used center Joakim Noah to do the same.

Noah supposedly discussed Anthony’s potential move to the Bulls with Anthony during All-Star weekend.

Noah laughed that notion off and after the Knicks blew out the Utah Jazz 108-81 Friday night, Anthony denied the report as well.

“I can’t have that conversation,” Anthony told Zach Schonbrun of the New York Times.

Anthony is used to these reports by now and knows they will keep coming, so he is going to continue to brush them off.

“Without a doubt,” Anthony explained. “Everybody will have their own take on different stories. I’ve got to focus on ball, and whatever stories is going to be out there, I can’t control that.”

Anthony is averaging 28.1 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game this season.

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