All season, the most intriguing headline in New York has been whether or not Carmelo Anthony will be leaving the Knicks this offseason for Los Angeles. Well, now it just got even more interesting.
“Chicago is much more in play for him than L.A.,” the source said.
The Bulls traded Luol Deng for draft picks and are leaning strongly toward using the amnesty provision on Carlos Boozer. They could create a maximum contract slot for Anthony, pairing him with Derrick Rose. For Anthony, it is leaving a cap-strapped team through 2015 for a Chicago proposition with significant risks of its own. No one can be sure of Rose’s return to his MVP greatness, but everyone can be sure of one thing: The franchise’s mandate isn’t winning championships, but sidestepping luxury and repeater taxes to turn the fattest possible profits for the owner.
As the Bulls have let talented player upon talented player leave because of money – Omer Asik and Kyle Korver and Deng – they’ve shown themselves to be a big market franchise with small-market sensibilities.”
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