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.
On Wednesday night’s Coast to Coast, I reported how Chicago is quietly feeling more and more optimistic about its Melo chances. Now this
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) April 19, 2014
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.
.@LarryCoon projecting unexpected jump of $5M in salary cap for next year. If that holds, it’s a game changer for Melo & his CHI/HOU options
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) April 19, 2014
Anthony averaged 27.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game this season.