Carmelo Anthony to Chicago Bulls Trade Rumors in the Air

This seems to be a little bit more then just another trade rumor. At this point Carmelo Anthony’s agents are courting the Chicago Bulls. At this point in the Carmelo Anthony trade saga it appears there are two teams that have a legitimate shot at acquiring Carmelo Anthony.

That is the New Jersey Nets and the Chicago Bulls. Chicago wants to off-load Luol Deng and his 40 million dollar contract over the next 3 seasons yet Denver is too smart for that. The Nuggets are targeting Bulls Center and fan-favorite, Joakim Noah.

As trade discussions with the New Jersey Nets stall, the representatives for Carmelo Anthony (notes) are engaging the Chicago Bulls with hopes of pushing them into becoming a serious bidder for the Denver Nuggets star, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.

Anthony has long been enthusiastic about a possible trade to the Bulls, but Denver and Chicago officials had been previously unable to come to terms on a deal. Bulls executives John Paxson and Gar Forman have investigated the possibility of acquiring Anthony, but thus far haven’t been willing to include the one player the Nuggets most covet: center Joakim Noah.

The Bulls are not interested in giving up Joakim Noah yet might have  a plethora of young talent they could bundle together to acquire Carmelo. We shall see as this unfolds over the next week.

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