When trying to woo a crush, it usually takes more than one attempt to get the job done. Similarly, that’s also exactly the way recruitment works, and Joakim Noah knows that all too well.
So when you hear reports that Noah is “recruiting” Carmelo Anthony, it’s not going to be based off of one text message or one phone call. It’s going to be a continuous effort.
That’s exactly what’s happening. Reportedly.
And according to the Chicago Sun, this recruitment of Melo has been going on since February’s All-Star break.
According to several sources, including a teammate, Noah’s All-Star Weekend “conversation’’ with New York Knicks standout Carmelo Anthony didn’t end in New Orleans. They had discussions via text the rest of the season, including the day after the Bulls were eliminated in the playoffs by the Washington Wizards.
“I was kidding Jo that they were boys now,’’ a source said in a phone interview Friday. “ ‘Well, get your boy to come to Chicago.’’’
The thing is, this is what Melo wants. He has already said that he wants to be wine and dine’d. He wants options. He wants to win.
And maybe his best chance is in Chicago. If so, Noah is going to makes sure that he does everything in his power to make sure his Bulls are atop of Melo’s list.