Carmelo Anthony Questioning about the Bulls
Reports say that current New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is curious about working with coach Tom Thibodeau. The report states that he asked a former player that Thibbs coach how is it working with him. This could make the Bulls a front runner in the Carmelo Summer Sweepstakes. Melo clearly want to contend for a title, and the Bulls have the roster and cap space (after amnestying Carlos Boozer) to sign the 11-year pro. This report also should put the Bulls front office into all in for Melo mode.
The Bulls have been burned in free agency before, but if this report is true and Melo wants to play here there is no reason that the Bulls should hesitate in going after a proven star in the league. The 29 year old forward has a career average of 25.3 points per game and has the ability to play the small and power forward positions.
Since coach Thibbs’ arrival in Chicago, fans and the media has demanded for a second scoring option to be added to the team. Next year with a returning Derrick Rose, a top five center in JoKim Noah, and a superior wing defender in Jimmy Butler, the Bulls have a team that can challenge for the NBA title.
Melo’s question about being coached by Thibbs might not mean he is going to sign with the Bulls. Melo is on team USA’s basketball team, and Thibbs has been named to the coaching staff. But until Melo makes a decision to go another team, the Bulls are a favorite to win the 2015 NBA title.