Dec 11, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson (22) defends against 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: Chicago Bulls more optimistic they can sign Carmelo Anthony

Just about every team would like to acquire forward Carmelo Anthony in the offseason. Although the New York Knicks appear to be the favorite to keep Anthony, plenty of teams will make a run at him.

The most interesting team associated with Anthony are the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls already have an elite defense, but lack the scoring punch to truly be a contender. Anthony could change that and according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Bulls are growing more and more confident they can sign Anthony in the offseason.

Many believe the Bulls will not be able to afford Anthony, but that may not be the case if salary cap guru Larry Coon’s projections are correct.

 

Anthony averaged 27.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game this season.

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