Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Eastern Conference forward Carmelo Anthony (7) of the New York Knicks is introduced before the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls Are The Odds On Favorite For Carmelo Anthony

Despite the fact that LeBron James became an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday, the Chicago Bulls are not wavering from their stance of Carmelo Anthony being their top priority.

According to Sportsbook, the Bulls are the odds on favorite to acquire Anthony this summer.

Here are the odds that Sportsbook has for what team Anthony will sign with this summer:

  • Bulls 2/5
  • New York Knicks 13/5
  • Houston Rockets 5/1
  • Miami Heat 6/1
  • Dallas Mavericks 15/1
  • Los Angeles Lakers 20/1
  • Los Angeles Clippers 25/1
  • Boston Celtics 40/1

The odds do not really differ from what has been reported recently. The Bulls, Knicks, and Rockets are the consensus top three suitors for Anthony. Though, over the course of the past 24 hours, many have seemed to have discredit the notion of the Bulls acquiring Anthony this summer.

Anthony is the Bulls’ summer. It’s that simple. If the Bulls do not acquire Anthony this summer, then anything else they do with the exception of trading for Kevin Love would be considered a failure.

Failure is something that the Bulls’ front office has grown accustom to when trying to persuade free agents to come to Chicago. Their most recent failure was in 2010 when they swung and missed on each of the top three free agents that summer in James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade.

Anthony is the home run that the Bulls’ front office needs.

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