New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony, who will almost certainly become a free agent, is reportedly going to examine all of his options and the Chicago Bulls look like a real player to land him.
The Bulls obviously need help on offense and Anthony is one of the game’s elite scorers.
According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the chances of Anthony actually signing with the Bulls are pretty slim.
I think pretty slim. Bulls really can’t get to $22.5 million in space without giving away a ton. So you are asking will Carmelo leave something like $6 to $8 million per year on the table to be in Chicago when teams like new York, Houston and Dallas can offer him the full boat?
I just don’t see that happening. I could see him talking a small pay cut to be where he wants to be, but leaving $20-$30 million would be colossally foolish.
And for those that want to say “Dwight did” — he did not. He left a fifth guaranteed year that he’ll get back from Houston when he opts-out in two years.
Anthony averaged 27.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game for the Knicks this season.