The city of Chicago was been the capital of the basketball world on the Tuesday.
New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony, who decided to opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent, officially began his free agency tour by visiting with the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. Bulls’ center Joakim Noah, who was the 2013-2014 Defensive Player of the Year, power forward Taj Gibson, who will likely slide into a starting role with Carlos Boozer moving on either by trade or by way of the amnesty provision and former MVP point guard Derrick Rose all helped the Bulls make their pitch to Anthony.
Anthony would be a fantastic fit for the Bulls. They are always among the top of the league defensively, ranking second behind the Indiana Pacers in defensive rating last season, which could mask any deficiencies Anthony has there. His offense would be a welcome addition to a team that really struggles to score.
Of course, they are looking at several other free agents and whether they can sign Anthony or not, they want to find a new backup point guard.
According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, the Bulls are interested in Milwaukee Bucks’ point guard Ramon Sessions.
The Chicago Bulls have reached out to Ramon Sessions’ camp and expressed serious interest, per source. The Bulls are looking at reserve PGs.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 1, 2014
Sessions averaged 12.3 points, 4.1 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game while shooting 42.9% from the field, 28.2% from beyond the arc and 80.7% from the free throw line for both the Bucks and Hornets (then-Bobcats) last season.