The Chicago Bulls laughed at the idea of pursuing Carmelo Anthony a few months ago, as reports came out of Chicago with chuckles and waves from reporters scoffing at reports that the Bulls had no money and no desire to land the All-Star.
Oh how the times have changed.
Months after comparing a hypothetical run at Melo to the mythical run the Bulls were supposedly going to take at Dwight Howard on more than one occasion, it appears that the attempts to acquire Carmelo Anthony are much more serious than we thought they’d ever get.
Source: The Bulls may trade both of their first-rounders (#16 and #19) for future firsts, to free up cap space for Carmelo Anthony pursuit.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 19, 2014
That’s no small potatoes right there, that’s a gigantic meal of potatoes with some french fries on the side. The Bulls are no longer talking about simply acquiring Melo, they’re talking about mortgaging their future to acquire him.
It’ll be interesting to see where this goes, but respectable Chicago Bulls reporter K.C. Johnson has said in the past that the Bulls want to move their draft picks this year to free up cap space — he didn’t specify what for — but things seem to be starting to come together in Chicago.