Oct 31, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) is fouled by Chicago Bulls shooting guard Kirk Hinrich (12) during the second quarter at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks could work out Carmelo Anthony sign-and-trade


 

Now that we have entered the offseason, two of the NBA most-discussed teams, the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks, have a lot of decisions to make.

The most important of which is centered around the future of Carmelo Anthony.

Both teams would love to Anthony on their roster next season and although the Knicks can offer him an extra year and over $30 million more, many believe he will leave the Knicks for the Bulls to chase a championship.

Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders believes it may be in the best interest of both teams to work out a sign-and-trade for Anthony.

A package of Boozer, Dunleavy, two 2014 first-round picks (16 and 19) and perhaps a future first should be a workable package for both the Knicks and Bulls.

If the Knicks have accepted that the investment in Anthony is too limiting at the price, they’re adding on multiple draft picks while taking on salary that doesn’t hinder their goals beyond next season.

Dunleavy had a nice season for the Bulls, but Anthony fills a greater need.  If Chicago is pressing to win with their current core, the draft picks shouldn’t be as great a priority.

Should the Knicks try to acquire Mirotic as price for Anthony?  Absolutely, but then the Bulls should do their part to try and keep the rights to one of the top players in Europe.

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

Tags: Carlos Boozer Carmelo Anthony Chicago Bulls Mike Dunleavy NBA Rumors New York Knicks

  • Jamal Ba

    Would be a good deal for a rebuilding team as Knicks

  • KING HARVEY

    Pretty much if this deal which should go down …yet lord knows it probably wont is to happen

    the bulls should be going

    2 picks Mirotic boozer and dunleavy

    im fine with gibson and fine with new bulls greg smith who i think will be damn good … the bulls got to lose something in the melo deal

    and thats exactly what the knicks would want

    the knicks would be happy go in next year most likely fail epically come out with a high draft pick with more picks and mirotic you can start building the future

    the bulls on the other hand are building for the next 4-6 years and the time to start competing really starts now….

    if the bulls really wanted to go crazy if melo gets here they need to get him and the rest of the bulls to get pau gasol to take the max mid level which the bulls will have that way you have legit back ups and a player who can play both position in gasol

    would bea pretty damn good team if they look like this

    Rose/Augustine
    Butler/Hinrich
    Melo/vet minimal back up shooter/snell
    Gibson/smith
    Noah/Gasol

    • Michael E Brown

      the bulls are not going to give up mirotic please go watch footage of mirotic.. and tell me if you would give him up.. and the vet would go to hinrich now melo lol but I do agree if it didnt invovle mirotic

  • Brian Bush

    Where do these writers get this stuff?!?!! Its no way the Bulls should give up.Mirotic and two draft picks. It would have to be one or the other

    • Michael E Brown

      writers are on crack.. Id give up Mike D and Boozer and maybe 1 draft pick.. hahaha but not mirotic ..hahha

  • setrue

    No way Chicago will give up so much for Melo……..this writer has no clue. Story is fictional with no basis in reality..