The Chicago Bulls are looking at ways they can improve their roster from what it was this year and it seems that making gigantic moves is in the cards for a team typically afraid to spend any sort of money to remain competitive.
Two of the most dicsussed names in Chicago have been the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony and the Timberwolves’ Kevin Love and it seems that the plan may be to acquire both of them — at least that’s the dream fans in the Windy City have.
As Chuck Myron points out, it’s possible for the Bulls to land both Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love but it would cost them Joakim Noah and a whole lot more to make it happen.
If the Bulls could somehow sacrifice Noah and some less talented players and end up with both ‘Melo and Love, they’d probably do it if it were feasible, and that they’re open to considering just about every possibility for their team suggests ‘Melo and Love in Chicago isn’t impossible. It would still be very, very much a long shot, though, since Noah and a whole heap of other salary would have to disappear for Chicago to even make ‘Melo+Love mathematically possible.
This is a fascinating development as a few months ago we had lots of experts scoffing at the idea of the Bulls adding just one of these players and now all of a sudden we’re trying to figure out how both can be acquired. As Myron perfectly points out though, it’s a long shot at best and something that likely won’t happen.
Noah could very well be moved to acquire Kevin Love as the Wolves would jump at a trade that lands them Noah and Carlos Boozer’s bad contract while the Knicks could take back both of the Bulls first round draft picks and perhaps some lesser contracts to make it all happen.
Of course figuring out such a scenario is a waste of time as the Bulls won’t be trading Noah unless they can land both Melo and Love and such a thing is beyond just a pipe dream.