According to the New York Daily news; Knicks star forward (and current free agent), Carmelo Anthony, will be heavily pursued by the Chicago Bulls this summer.
“The Chicago Bulls’ season ended on Wednesday with a first-round loss to the Washington Wizards, and according to sources, the club is expected to make a run this summer at Anthony, whose presence in the Bulls lineup combined with the return of Derrick Rose would turn Chicago into a contender again.”
It’s no secret that Phil Jackson is looking for Anthony to take a pay-cut, if he wants to rejoin the team next year. Will that, combined with the inability of the Knicks to sign any big names to help Anthony next year, be enough to swoon him to Chicago?
The loss of Anthony, plus the expiration of Amar’e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler, and Andrea Bargnani’s expensive contracts would give the Knicks a TON of cap-space next summer. That could be a very hard situation for someone who thinks as proactively as Phil Jackson to ignore.