Feb 22, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) celebrates after shooting a three in the second half against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 107-98. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Carmelo Anthony To Meet With Bulls, Rockets And Mavericks

According to league sources, Carmelo Anthony will meet with three teams as soon as free agents are allowed to negotiate contracts on July 1st. He will meet the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and, yes, our Chicago Bulls.

Those three teams will have a shot to make their case for Anthony to not go back to New York and the Knicks.

The Knicks can offer $33 million more than the other three teams, so how much Anthony weighs winning a title over money will be found out in the next couple of weeks.

Some have speculated that the Bulls are the favorites in acquiring Anthony. Word from his camp is that there isn’t any clear favorite at the moment.

Another team that may be a dark horse comes from Los Angeles. The Lakers are not on Anthony’s list at the moment, but Kobe Bryant is expected to make a pitch to Anthony. Hearing from Kobe himself would go a long way to try to convince Anthony.

Fans and media in Miami still talk about a possible move to South Beach, but there has been no talk from either the Big 3 or Anthony about getting together. Last week, Pat Riley said in a press conference that acquiring Carmelo Anthony is “a pipe dream.”

Let’s hope that the front office and coach Tom Thibodeau can show a united front and bring Carmelo Anthony to Chicago.

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  • Road Dog

    OK Chi Town lets call out all the salespeople. TEXAS has no state income tax,so we must sell Anthony on less payroll,more endorsement $$$$. Call out all the big guns Dallas and Houston will.

  • http://hoopshabit.com/author/jdtillman3/ James Tillman

    I think Chicago is the best fit as of right now. In Houston, they have a few players who need a high volume of shots in Howard, Harden and Parsons. Going to Dallas would not make them instant contenders in a tough Western Conference. With the Bulls, there will not be a need to adjust his game from an offensive standpoint and with a healthy Rose back in the mix, they would make a formidable tandem. In addition to that, he would do well from a marketing perspective in Chicago because of his affiliation with the Jordan brand.

    • Carlos

      I agree James. With Chicago, he’s probably playing in the ECF. It’ll be a war between the Bulls and Heat, but that will be about it in the East. Plus, he’s been asking what it’s like to be famous in Chicago, so he will find out that if you work and get even just one title, you’ll be a god in Chicago. Right, Ditka?