Mar 30, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) smiles on the court against the Golden State Warriors in the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA rumors: Bulls, Knicks could do sign-and-trade for Carmelo Anthony, Carlos Boozer

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All of the NBA rumors that have linked New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony to the Chicago Bulls will be one step closer to playing out, if Anthony chooses to opt out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent.

According to the latest buzz, one way the Bulls could end up with the Knicks star is by trading away Carlos Boozer in a sign-and-trade with the Knicks for Anthony.

The possibility was mentioned by ESPN.com.

One scenario through which Anthony can end up with the Bulls is a sign-and-trade involving Carlos Boozer. Of course, the Knicks would have to agree to a sign-and-trade.

And that’s one of the biggest issues facing New York right now. The Knicks have to decide whether they are willing to execute a sign-and-trade to send Anthony to another team.

This is crucial, because if Phil Jackson & Co. are open to completing a sign-and-trade, Anthony’s options on the open market increase. Both Chicago and Houston are in a position to execute a sign-and-trade for Anthony.

In order for a sign-and-trade to be completed, Anthony would need to be okay with taking less money than he would demand on the open market.

However, that shouldn’t be a problem.

Anthony is interested in winning now and the Bulls would give him a great chance at that by teaming up with Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.

For Anthony, it will all come down to where he will have the best opportunity to win. In New York, that still looks like a pipe dream.

As far as the Knicks are concerned, if there is any belief from the front office that Anthony will be leaving in free agency, they should work out a deal that will at least bring them something in return.

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Tags: Carlos Boozer Carmelo Anthony Chicago Bulls New York Knicks

  • Leroy Boyd

    Lol Boozer for Melo yea the Bulls would do that in a Chicago second. But anybody that thinks Phil will just want Boozer I have to ask is this a Ainge/McHale friendship move? Bulls on this deal would get the Bulls management the exs of the year

  • Pupman

    That would be a terrible move for the Knicks. Knicks should get MUCH more for making it happen. They could get more from Houston. They need multiple picks and players. Maybe get other players involved like Bargnani.

  • Pupman

    I don’t understand why so many think Melo would be close to winning a championship in Chicago. The team is not much better than the Knicks as presently constructed. If Melo goes to Chicago because he wants to win, he will be sorely disappointed. As of now he has a much better chance with Houston, but that also is a long-shot, just not as long.

  • Rockets2014/15

    Melo is going to Houston if he isn’t staying with NYK for the money.
    The dude doesn’t answer to Noahs calls/ Texts.
    Dwight Howard Market wise >>>>> J. Noah
    Harden right now >> D Rose
    Harden can handle the ball like LeBron does, give an easy basket to melo or parsons on wing and its over.
    Yall are fools to think a player like harden is a ball hog who wont pass, HE ONLY NEEDS SOMEONE HE TRUST AND KNOWS CAN SCORE.. he gives the ball to parsons all the time because he has trust in him.
    Melo and parsons on the wings harden at top, Dwight down low is better than any team in the league.
    Don’t forget that Melo shooting % goes up on Team USA, Which harden and Dwight both play on.
    Noah spends his time with Dikes.. Harden Has nothing but big booty hoes.. therefore Houston >> Chicago

    • McMac

      Unfortunately, in order for Houston to get Melo via sign n trade they have to give the Knicks Harden, Parsons and two or three first rounders. In return, they will take back Melo and Felton.

  • McMac

    A fair trade would be Melo, Felton, Barg, Stat to Bulls for Bozzer, Nova, Tai Gibson, and three first round draft picks.