NBA Free Agency: Why Melo, Chicago Bulls Need Each Other

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Apr 6, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) walks back to the bench during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Miami won 102-91. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

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Carmelo Anthony has received a lot of attention all season long. It wasn’t all for his play, however. Instead, people have been wondering what Anthony was going to decide to do this offseason. He has the opportunity to stay with Knicks, but has also been rumored to be testing the free agency this summer. And Carmelo Anthony has recently made that decision. On Monday, he made it official as he chose to opt out of the final year of his contract with the New York Knicks to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

There are a lot of teams that would love to have Carmelo Anthony on their squad, but it’s not going to be easy. However, he has already kept an open mind to accepting a pay cut in order to help a team attract other free agents. It’s clear that the only thing on Melo’s mind is winning and he will do whatever it takes to make that happen.

There have been several teams that have been intriguing Carmelo Anthony, but there is one in particular that has caused a lot of media attention. The Chicago Bulls have made a plethora of (unofficial) pitches to Melo and have really been on his radar — and many believe that Chicago is the best place for Carmelo. I think he will shine with the Bulls and be given the best chance at that title he has been waiting for. There would be plenty of excitement for him there. He would get the chance to play under a terrific head coach, Tom Thibodeau. Joakim Noah has become one of the best all-around centers in the league. Derrick Rose will be making a return to the court, with the opportunity to create a dominant one-two punch with Anthony.

Let’s take a look at why Carmelo going to Chicago makes perfect sense to both him and the team.

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