The Chicago Bulls are gearing up to make a run at New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony, who will almost certainly become a free agent this summer.
Although the Bulls have to be a very intriguing option for Anthony with their desperate need to add another scorer, but the Knicks are still the favorites to retain Anthony in the offseason. If the Bulls don’t acquire Anthony, they will likely look elsewhere to find more scoring and Orlando Magic shooting guard Aaron Afflalo could be an option. One suggestion is that the Bulls could offer forward Nikola Mirotic in return.
Chuck Myron of Hoops Rumors believes it would take more than that for the Magic to unload Afflalo.
And I don’t think the Magic would take Mirotic-for-Afflalo straight up, since Mirotic is an unproven quantity.
Mirotic was the 23rd overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft, but currently plays for Real Madrid. The Bulls, who are trying to save money for Anthony, may ask Mirotic to spend another season in Spain.
Afflalo had a fantastic season, averaging 18.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game for the Magic.
Mirotic averaged 13.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game this season.