Chicago likely destination for Melo?
According to a report today by The Knicks Blog it appears that Carmelo Anthony is likely to wind up a member of the Chicago Bulls. The report says that ‘Melo is likely to opt out of his deal Monday and if he leaves he’d like the signing team to work out a sign-and-trade deal.
Assuming he follows through with his plan to opt-out by Monday’s deadline, Anthony could either sign with the Bulls for less money than he is due to make with the Knicks ($129 million over five years) or be moved to Chicago in a sign-and-trade deal.
“He is looking to leave if one of the teams he likes can get a deal done with New York,” the source said. “He knows New York is not good enough the way they are currently constructed. Melo wants to win now. He will move if he feels that team can win.” (The Knicks Blog)
Unfortunately I can’t see the Knicks getting any where near what Anthony is actually worth but that’s what happens when some of the teams he’s interested can make other moves and sign him outright.
Rumored deals include the Bulls offering Carlos Boozer and a first round draft pick, as well as the Rockets offering Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik. The Knicks Blog leads toward the Bulls potential offer because their source says the Knicks aren’t enamored by the Rockets deal.
Who knows what happens but come Monday expect the rumors to heat up big time.