Mar 2, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts after missing a shot against the Chicago Bulls during the second half at the United Center. Chicago defeats New York 109-90. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls rumors: Bulls frustrated waiting on free agents

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The summer of 2010 was one of the most memorable offseasons of all time. LeBron James and Chris Bosh left the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors to team up with Dwyane Wade on the Miami Heat. After four years and two titles, the three are once again unrestricted free agents. This time, they are joined by another top player in New York Knicks’ free agent forward Carmelo Anthony.

Several other free agents that would normally be quickly scooped up like Los Angeles Lakers’ Pau Gasol, Indiana Pacers’ guard Lance Stephenson, Detroit Pistons’ big man Greg Monroe, Houston Rockets’ forward Chandler Parsons and Utah Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward are being held up as they wait for James and Anthony to make decisions.

According to Joe Cowley of The Chicago Sun Times, citing a source, the Chicago Bulls, who were at one time looked at as the favorites to land Anthony, are growing frustrated waiting for free agents.

The patience of the Bulls’ front office continued to be tested Tuesday, with free agent Carmelo Anthony’s indecision still seemingly keeping them from pursuing a Plan B.

According to a source, the Bulls feel that if Anthony goes elsewhere, they are one of the leading candidates to land free-agent big man Pau Gasol — unless Anthony happens to choose the Los Angeles Lakers, which could start the dominos falling and convince Gasol to re-sign with the Lakers.

‘‘It’s frustrating for [the front office], but it’s free agency,’’ the source said.

The Bulls likely aren’t the only ones growing frustrated. Nearly every other team and seemingly ever free agent are also waiting on the top players to make their decisions before they can move on.

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  • thetruth

    So don’t wait. Give another free agent an offer.

  • Exorcist Hunter

    RIght, Lance Stephenson 4yr 50mil to Bulls, add Mirotic, ship Boozer to a team like Phi along w/a couple 2nd rd picks. Go after Greg Monroe instead of Gasol, pay for future production, not past. You bigs would be Noah,Gibson, Mirotic, and G.Monroe, plus the hard hat 2nd rd pick we got. Nazr if he’s resigned. Greg Monroe too much money if you get Stephenson, alright, go get Ed Davis to play backup C, he’s another young star who can bang it down low. Gotta lower Min by starters. Bulls are already talking w/Jordan Crawford who would be a huge pickup to backup Rose along w/playing some 2. Parsons is going to Dal or Hou, proubally Dal, Bosh to Hou, Lbj to Cle which I like, but hate since we can switch 1st rd picks w/Cle next yr and i’d like a top 10 pick. Maybe Sac will play their way out of the top 10 picks so we can grab one of them. So w/what I’ve said so far here would be our roster. PG Rose SG Stephenson SF Butler PF Taj C Noah…new better bench mob, PG Crawford SG McDermitt SF Snell PF Mirotic C Monroe or Ed Davis. Theres 10 guys right there. The 6-11 SF/PF we got back from Den in the 1st rd pick deal scores a pt a min when he plays, he has a huge upside. Then our 2nd rd pick a 6-9 banger down low. There’s 12 guys. Trade Dunlevy either w/Boozer to get rid of him, for a future 1st rd pick. You can keep 15 on your roster, i’m adding a 3rd PG for the min exception in Augistine(come off bench and score in loads) pry not Hinrich even tho that’s my dude, he will try and start somewhere, but if you can’t get either of them guys, why not take a chance on the PG Orl just cut. His name eludes me at the second. You can add 2 other guys from the summer league on your 15. Here’s a deal, send a 2nd from Cle and Boozer to Phi for nothing, maybe a future 2nd. Take that 2nd, another 2nd from Cle, Dunlevy and Brewer, and your 2016 1st and send it to a team like Cha for their 1st next yr. If you put the team I said togeather, plus add these picks. You will win a title in 2yrs, I say 2 because Tibs coaches guys up. Don’t forget K.Love is still in the mix, but Gasol is old, don’t overpay for an old backup C.