Apr 6, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) is pressured by Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Miami won 102-91. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Bulls, Clippers, Lakers, Rockets to chase Carmelo Anthony


 

The drama surrounding New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony is only going to get worse.

With the season ending on Wednesday night and the Knicks eliminated from playoff contention, all of the talk will surround Anthony’s impending free agency.

The Chicago Bulls have been one of the most talked about potential destinations for Anthony. They have an elite defense, ranking second in the league in defensive rating and are expected to return star point guard Derrick Rose.

Although the Bulls would have to get creative to gain enough cap space to sign Anthony, it can be done.

However, they won’t be the only team after Anthony.

According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers are expected to join the Bulls in pursuit of Anthony.

He should have a number of suitors on the open market. The Knicks can sign him to a five-year contract worth $129,135,806. If he signs with another team, the maximum he can get is $95,897,372 over four years.

The Bulls, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers are among a group of teams expected to pursue him this summer.

Anthony is averaging 27.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.

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  • Leroy Boyd

    @Andrew
    Very well stated now what team has the players to help get him that title. What will each team have to give up to get him. Will he accept less? What Will it cost a team in a sign and trade to acquire him?
    What team has the right players and coach on hand that would get Melo a title quicker than all the other teams? What team would use his talents more? What team will he be the major factor rather than 3rd or 4th factor? What team will he be the major factor in what they need to win.

    • Luke

      The Clippers! Melo will sign a 1 year deal with the Clippers and join Cp3,Blake,DJ and they have the Head Coach Doc Rivers! The Clippers will be the Favorites to win the NBA Championship if they get Melo. Once Melo signs a 1 year deal the next year he will be able to sign a 5 year Deal with the Clippers

  • Richard

    If he’s considering the Lakers then he would contradict exactly what he stated he wanted to do. No way he goes to the Lakers before re-signing with the Knicks. Also, how in seven hells can the Clippers sign Melo? Lakers and Clippers have no shot. Book it. Bulls or Rockets.

    • Luke

      The Clippers can Sign him if Melo is willing to take Less Money to play with his great friend Chris Paul! Melo can sign a 1 Year contract and then sign a huge contract after the season! The Clippers will have a Big 3 better then the Heat PG Cp3 SG JJ/Crawford SF Melo PF Blake C Deandre Jordan They would be the favorites to win it all and don’t forget Doc Rivers as the Head Coach!

      • Leroy Boyd

        Luke
        Everybody has the same idea about Melo joining their team and what it will do for their team. Even signing a contract many ideas are out there. But what is the clips salary cap issues. Furthermore you have that Sterling issue that has to be done before anybody thinks about signing with the Clips.

        Furthermore this idea that the media has put out there that the clips have Doc so what he has won one title with a loaded team now he has another one so thinking he is going to manage to win something in the west with all those teams is a bit much. Even with the Spurs, Rockets, Blazers, G.State, and OKC the clips have a much harder battle even with Melo to come out of the west.

        The clear idea is that Melo knows his worth and he knows what team he will make an direct impact on to win the title and no team has that advantage accept the Bulls. In the east the Bulls have 2 opponents the Heat and Pacers and one thing we don’t know if the Heat will have the same players come next season and the Pacers who do they scare?