Now that the NBA Draft is over, the basketball world will turn it’s attention to free agency.
The 2014 class could be one of the best of all-time. It will obviously be headlined by Miami Heat forward LeBron James but New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony could be quite the consolation prize (unless, of course the two sign with the same team and there have been reports the two want to team up).
The Knicks seemed like the favorites to retain Anthony for some time. After all, Anthony forced a trade from the Denver Nuggets to the Knicks, spurning the Brooklyn Nets (who instead used their assets to swing a trade with Utah Jazz to land point guard Deron Williams).
However, it now looks like the Chicago Bulls are the favorites to land Anthony. The Bulls are attempting to clear cap space to sign Anthony, believing he is the missing piece and if added, he can give the Bulls the offensive boost they need to a win a title. The Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat are also expected to pursue Anthony.
Our friends over at Bovada have sent over their latest odds regarding Anthony and what team he will sign with.
Where will Carmelo Anthony Play his first game of the 2014-2015 NBA Season?
Chicago Bulls 1/1
New York Knicks 2/1
Miami Heat 5/1
Houston Rockets 11/2
Dallas Mavericks 10/1
Los Angeles Lakers 15/1
Atlanta Hawks 30/1
Anthony put up 27.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game and shot 45.2% from the field, 40.2% from beyond the arc and 84.8% from the free throw line last season.