Much has been made of Carmelo Anthony's Summer of 2014. The newly minted All-Star starter and record holder of the Knicks scoring record started this season by acknowledging his willingness to test free agency after this season.
The Knicks' in-season struggles have only increased speculation from fans and the media regarding Melo's departure in free agency. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports has sources and those sources have a hunch that Melo would go to the Bulls rather than the Lakers if he ever leaves the Knicks:
The losing, the decaying roster, has inspired 'Melo to consider closely the possibilities of free agency this summer. WIthin the past several weeks, a longtime confidant of Carmelo Anthony confesses, something changed. Never did he believe there was a chance Anthony would leave the New York Knicks – never the Madison Square Garden stage, never the $129 million contract extension.
Only now, the gloom of the Knicks' season – the uncertainty of the franchise's future – left that man to believe it's possible Anthony could leave New York in free agency.
"Chicago is much more in play for him than L.A.," the source said.
This obviously would require many things to happen. The Bulls would have to amnesty Carlos Boozer in the summer and probably move a few smaller parts around to have the cap room to sign a star of Melo's significance, but it's very possible.
[via Yahoo! Sports]