Kaplan: Carmelo Anthony would put Bulls over the top

Kaplan: Carmelo Anthony would put Bulls over the top
March 3, 2014, 9:00 am
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Tony Andracki

Carmelo Anthony's free agency decision has quickly become the new "The Decision" in Chicago.

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In the summer of 2010, Bulls fans were hopeful — maybe even delusional — that LeBron James would come to Chicago and team up with Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah for a power trio that would rival MJ, Pippen and Rodman. But that never happened, as LeBron famously chose Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami.

Is the Carmelo Anthony situation deja vu?

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Anthony, currently the No. 2 scorer in the NBA with 28 points per game, is set to become a free agent after the season and despite statements about wanting to stay in New York, the superstar is clearly frustrated with the Knicks' play of late, including a 19-point loss in Chicago Sunday.

So what does that mean for the future? CSN's David Kaplan has an idea:






Obviously, none of what Kap's saying is an indication that Melo would come to Chicago. The Bulls would need to manage several complications with the salary cap before they can even make a run at Melo.

But this should at least fuel the fire for the Bulls fan base.