Chicago Bulls: Pursue or pass on 10 notable free agents

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Chicago Bulls, Carmelo Anthony
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1. SF Carmelo Anthony

2019-2020 Numbers

15.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists in 32.8 minutes

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38.5% from three-point range

For some reason, Carmelo Anthony was once written off and left for dead. He was waiting for the call, and the Portland Trail Blazers finally rang. After being thrown in as a buyout candidate on a trade with the Bulls, Anthony is now a perfect option for Chicago to sign.

At one point, Anthony actually played under Donovan while in Oklahoma City for a short time. He even talked this offseason about really enjoying his time with the Thunder and wishing it would have worked out there. Knowing Donovan and having a history playing for him should definitely make Anthony an intriguing option.

Anthony could actually be a guy who helps the Bulls compete for a playoff spot, as weird as that may sound. The Bulls could use him behind Lauri Markkanen and in smaller lineups off the bench next to Thaddeus Young. His experience and leadership would be a lot to like, playing alongside a relatively young core.

He proved last year he could still play. Anthony can still score the ball, especially from long distance, and offers another rebounder. In the end, I think he’d be a cheap signing which would be well-worth going after.

Verdict: Pursue