The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that Joakim Noah has been recruiting Carmelo Anthony to the Bulls non-stop and even sent his good buddy a text the day after the Bulls were eliminated from the playoffs.
According to several sources, including a teammate, Noah’s All-Star Weekend “conversation’’ with New York Knicks standout Carmelo Anthony didn’t end in New Orleans. They had discussions via text the rest of the season, including the day after the Bulls were eliminated in the playoffs by the Washington Wizards.
“I was kidding Jo that they were boys now,’’ a source said in a phone interview Friday. “ ‘Well, get your boy to come to Chicago.’ ’’
Despite denials that he and Carmelo are just friends, reports say Noah is pushing hard for Anthony and asking his teammates to do so as well.
Sources said Noah has been in Anthony’s ear as often as possible, and he has told other Bulls to push hard for Anthony this summer. But there is one condition: Backup big man Taj Gibson can’t be sacrificed.