Bulls considered favourites to sign Anthony if he decides to leave New York.
The Chicago Bulls are doing their utmost to convince Carmelo Anthony that his future is at the United Center, and as part of that process they decided to make some changes to the arena on Tuesday.
Having dedicated the marquee in front of the stadium to the 30-year-old as well as the signs around the side, Anthony would undoubtedly have appreciated the immediate effort to make him feel at home in the Windy City.
Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson were all present to talk with the free agent while coach Tom Thibodeau and team personnel showed the Knicks star around the UC as well as the new practice facility.
Anthony is scheduled to meet with the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets on Wednesday before heading to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, and while it could be seen as a negative that the Bulls had to pitch first, they will hope to have done enough to have already ensured that ‘Melo has made his decision.
The Knicks also remain in contention, but with Anthony looking for immediate success as opposed to waiting for a roster rebuild, a move to the Bulls could be the ideal scenario for both parties, provided that the latter isn’t forced into sacrificing too much depth in order to sign their target.
— Steve Lippo (@SteveLippo) July 1, 2014
The Bulls' recruiting pitch to Carmelo is already underway. This is the message on the side of the United Center. pic.twitter.com/7vsu4kCpuL
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) July 1, 2014