Mar 2, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts after missing a shot against the Chicago Bulls during the second half at the United Center. Chicago defeats New York 109-90. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: ‘Slim’ chance Carmelo Anthony signs with Chicago Bulls


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.

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  • Logan Kuehner

    It would be stupid for him to pass up on the Bulls he has enough money it’s not like he’s broke so if he wants a great opportunity to win a ring in the East which is much easier he should come to the bulls!

  • KING HARVEY

    22 MILLION LMAOO what
    so what if he takes 16…or what if he takes even 14
    how many times has melo said its not about the money now
    he even mention earlier in the season that he wants to go to a place where his “JORDAN BRAND” shoes could do well.

    the fact of the matter is derrick rose is still no.3 in jersey sales in the entire nba
    and does pretty damn well from his shoes sales and multiple endorsements

    another player doing well in chicago very well actually is NOAH who gets plenty endorsements

    next to LAKERS the new york times just did an article ON HOW THE BULL HAVE MORE FANS THEN MOST TEAMS NATION WIDE having more fans the the bucks in their OWN home state and have die hard fans in multiple states

    LMAO slim chance

    if its about the money and championship CHICAGO is the ONLY STOP that could make him more money

    CHICAGO would be like the days of old again wether they wina title or not cause the MANIA that follows suit would be as even with miami but with way more fans and popularity

    i suspect melo to get to 4th or 5th best selling jersey next year

    • king1993b

      If he come to Chicago his fan Will get stronger than before

  • king1993b

    Carmelo and Derrick rose is student of the game plus with Noah on are team would make melo wanna play defense it Will take defense if melo want a ring step your game up in come get ring in Chicago we got what it take

  • Young n Gettin it

    Melo it’s time to stop the speculation and come to the Bulls. NY isn’t winning to championship, and we all know that. It’s not like Phil Jackson is coaching the team or anything, so that won’t change a thing. It’s time Melo puts his ego aside and join someone else’s team, so he can finally take down the Heat and LeBron.