It’s very likely that Carmelo Anthony will opt out of his contract when he informs the Knicks of his plans on June 23rd. The 30-year-old forward, who has been linked to multiple teams including the Miami Heat, may not have a better fit than the Chicago Bulls. According to multiple reports, Bulls’ coach Tom Thibodeau has already reached out to Melo.
Via the Chicago Sun Times:
That the Bulls are in full-court-press mode on Anthony comes as no surprise, considering center Joakim Noah courted him during All-Star Weekend in February and continued the recruitment throughout the second half of the season.
And it would seem Noah isn’t alone. Point guard Derrick Rose reportedly has gotten involved, too, and Thibodeau has used back channels to let Anthony know his addition could mean big things for everyone involved.
‘‘There’s no question [the Bulls] would be better with [Anthony], with or without his defensive inconsistencies,’’ the coach said. ‘‘As I told Tom: ‘You’re in the East, Tom. Remember, you’re in the East.’ ’’