Broussard: Noah recruiting Melo to Bulls

Adam Zagoria, Team Reporter

Chris Broussard reported on SportsCenter that over All-Star weekend Chicago Bulls big man Joakim Noah “recruited” Carmelo Anthony to come to Chicago.

“I’m told that Joakim said to Melo, ‘Look, you could go to Los Angeles. But if you want to win a ring, if you want your legacy to be about winning, come to Chicago,’” Broussard said.

“Melo, I’m told, said, ‘Look, I’ve been watching you guys. I admire how hard you play. I admire how hungry you are. And oh by the way, my son’s favorite player is, Derrick Rose.’ So he was not committal as far as committing to the Bulls but it seems like it may have intrigued him a  bit.”

Broussard said the Bulls would have to amnesty Carlos Boozer and could then offer Anthony $15 million a year. If they trade Mike Dunleavy, they could offer Anthony $18 million per year.

Anthony stands to make $129 million over five years with the Knicks, or $96 million over four years with another team.

Anthony admitted to being intrigued by signs in Chicago that read, “Melo to Chicago.”


Adam Zagoria covers the New York Knicks and Big East hoops for NBA.com and SNY.tv. He also appears as a Big East Basketball Insider on SNY and 1050 ESPN Radio. You can follow him on Twitter and read his blog.

 




247 comments
Kvdaone
Kvdaone

Melo just pullin a Kobe lol. Smart guy! Hes gonna force Dolans hand to make it right. I respect it. Lets be honest, D.Rose is the pg version of STAT. He has shot out both of his knees with no guarantee he can go for another 5 seasons........If Melo wants to win now, thats goin backwards...It makes for a good story but the God aint hoppin around to a new team every 4yrs just for a ring

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

I dunno...I saw Broussard on ESPN, and it's not just $129 or $96...the Bulls have to do a number of things to fit CA in; and even then he'll be makin'  less then $96. It's a lot of money to leave on the table. 

Have a question for the blog: the fact that Dolan/Mills haven't said anything (yeah, I know his policy to the press)...is it conceivable that he wants to save the money and not pay CA.....and hopes he does leave?

i know that this will really dilute the Knicks brand, but does Dolan have some other agenda we are not seeing?

Pete Mavrikk
Pete Mavrikk

Bottom line is if Dolan can't move Amare's contract there is no way Melo stays. Bargs is one thing but, that is what Melo really means to say. There is no way:

Melo takes a pay cut talking 15 mil a year, to watch Amare make 24.3 mil even if it's for one year

Melo takes max and watches Amare eat 24 mil and destroy the season. Meaning he doesn't care about winning, because he does.

If the Knicks (Dolan) can't at least get Amare to restructure his deal lets say take the 24 and stretch it out 3 years 9 mil maybe if he stays healthy the rest of the season that's a movable contract if necessary. That or get him off the books completely, Melo is gone.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

This is a TKB public apology to SheSaidSpikeWho. I apologize for being making an azzhole comment towards you. You really do seem like a knowledgeable and good fan who is well respected on this blog.


The rest of you playaz can kiss off. Some of you anyway. Especially Biggie.

Mets0987
Mets0987

How old is his son? Because he probably never seen him play, since he had two knee surgeries.

#Knickstape
#Knickstape

This report smells fishy.


How could his son's favorite player be Derrick Rose when he hasn't even seen him play in the last two years?  I call FIBBS

hosket
hosket

.......Chicago would be a nice situation for Melo.  He'd have a good shot winning a ring.   I'd be happy for him.   That's all I want for all my favorite Knicks..... happiness and a ring.   I want Chandler to be happy.  He seems frustrated lately.  We can't have that.  He'd do well in OKC......he might get a ring there.   I'd be happy for him.

rgm891
rgm891

It's plain and simple, if Dolan makes the right moves Melo will stay. That's a big IF.  The ball is in Dolan's court.  Lets see what he does lmao.

Xavier Uzcátegui
Xavier Uzcátegui

@Knixtradamus  Melo plays great defense when's he's inspired. I have seen him playing good defense this year, fighting for rebounds more than Chandler, he sometimes gets lost on rotations, but that's more Woodson's fault.

brookdon
brookdon

I disagree. Thibs would only bring out the best in him.

zebeto
zebeto

@Pete Mavrikk restructure deal for STAT ..hell no ..........Rather suffer big time for 1 more year ....than suffer moderately for 3 or 4 .

Pete Mavrikk
Pete Mavrikk

The extra 3 mil is only incentive to actually so the deal and to show he actually cares about winning, and not just trying to prove he's a max player.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@firebaldy  We're good, firebaldy! I can appreciate that we were able to talk and get our points across to one another. I hold no grudges! 

knickstape
knickstape

@hosket  Why don't we just trade all of our best players to contenders for scrubs while were at it…..you know so they'll be happy

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@hosket If Melo doesn't win a ring here....than  hope he never wins a ring..period!  Knicks all day.

Sandro
Sandro

@rgm891

Last year Carmelo only had a request: Get me a scoring guy to be my sidekick. Dolan got him Bargnani.

Dolan is incapable of making good basketball moves.

Therefore, if Melo wants to win, he'll leave. If he values money more than winning, he'll stay.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@firebaldy  


Firebaldy, you need to relax. I never called you a name. Never said you were phony. Of course I was sarcastic with my "bye" comment. If you've posted or read here long enough, you know that there have been MANY that have said the same thing you have and still end up posting after the fact. It's not condescending. I know nothing about you to speak to you in a condescending manner. I don't know what you're talking about with self-doubt as you put it...we're talking about sports and fandom. I asked you a question which you didn't answer and that's fine. I'm not attacking you but you've chosen to look at it that way. That's fine too. 


Just because two people have an opposing view on a subject doesn't mean that we are now enemies and have to stoop to name calling, etc but you seem to have taken that route. I actually agreed with you on everyone being true to themselves (I'm guessing you perceived that as sarcasm but it truly wasn't). We could have had a great conversation about the whole thing. 

Sandro
Sandro

@firebaldy

She is one of the best posters in here, knowledgeable, respectful and without a doubt, the prettiest one.

If she says bye to you, we all know it's well deserved.

rgm891
rgm891

@brookdon  Just hire Van gundy and get rondo. Van Gundy will get the job done with Melo

Pete Mavrikk
Pete Mavrikk

All I'm saying is STAT knows if he makes 24 mil next season Melo is gone. I don't want 3 more years of stat or 2 more than we are already on contract for. But if he remains reasonably healthy even if he misses back to backs. 9 mil isn't bad for a big man that can give u 15 in 28 min on the regular.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@Sandro @rgm891 So why root for the knicks if u think Dolan cant do anything right?  I'm with ya...he possibly cant/wont do anything right...but this is the first true star he's had as owner here....hopefully..the thought of melo leaving...he can be tricked into doing the right thing...that's what I hope. 

rgm891
rgm891

@Sandro @rgm891 Lmaoo yup. Dolan has one more chance, let's see how desperate he becomes

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Sandro @firebaldy  You don't even know if she is a she unless you know her personally. gullible azz holes. you need some azz that bad huh?

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@MeloStat301  Kiss my azz bro/sis whatever you are. You are an azz hole who takes up for people you don't even know unless you are a family member of hers. Mind your own business!!!!

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@firebaldy @SheSaidSpikeWho  I'm pretty respectful, I think lol. I won't call anyone on here a name, etc. If it felt like I attacked you personally, I apologize. That was never my intention. I like Sandro because he sticks to his guns and doesn't let the bashing get to him. He doesn't name-call...well at least I've never seen it lol. We don't agree on everything but I respect his pov, ya know? Rgm is cool too..respectful, polite, great conversation. As well as a bunch of other great posters. I was lumping you in that category as well 'til you got all mad at me ;-)

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@firebaldy Lol see and that was my only point, firebaldy. I would/could never feel the same way about another team either. It's the nature of being a fan. We both did not have to reach the level we did. 


If I lived in NY, I would be there with bells on and a huge sign. I live in S. Florida though.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@SheSaidSpikeWho @firebaldy  I can say that I will probably never feel the same way I feel about the Knicks rooting for another team. 

March 19th be there or be square. 

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@firebaldy @SheSaidSpikeWho  I didn't say you aren't genuine. I don't know you. I said, I don't think allegiance to another team would be genuine especially if you've been a Knicks fan for 20+ years. I have been a fan for 20+ years also and I can LIKE other teams and I can enjoy watching them play (bulls, okc, etc.) but being a fan of them the way I am of the Knicks...I just couldn't do it. So, I asked you how you could switch just like that. Would you love them with the same vigor and passion that gets you to attend a protest in front of the Garden?



knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@SheSaidSpikeWho @firebaldy  you did say I wasn't genuine. that's the same as calling someone a phony. it's all good though. i'm just too upset about the freakin season. have a nice day. 

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@SheSaidSpikeWho @Sandro @firebaldy  sarcasm will get you everywhere. sorry but you just flipped on me.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@firebaldy @SheSaidSpikeWho  I wasn't upset at all, firebaldy. It was sarcasm just as you stated. People say what you said all the time on this blog. I thought you got upset over the "bye" comment a lot more than I thought you would because we've had pretty good conversation on here before. So if you took offense to it, that wasn't the intention. 

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@firebaldy  I'm very much a she. Who has time to lie about all that?? Would you like a picture? You've taken this way too personally. If I could take it all back I would because I like to have friendly debate and I honestly thought you were good for it. I've never called anyone on this site any kind of name or attacked them personally. 

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@rgm891 @firebaldy  LMAO! Thanks i really needed that laugh.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@rgm891  I WILL BE THERE WITH A FEW OTHER PEOPLE. It's gonna be a beautiful thing.

rgm891
rgm891

@firebaldy @rgm891 See u at the rally

rgm891
rgm891

@firebaldy Dude I am not hating on u at all man.  You can do whatever ur heart pleases.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@rgm891 @firebaldy @Sandro  You guys are pathetic. You must be teenagers taking up for folks you don't even know. It's weird. SMH

rgm891
rgm891

@firebaldy @Sandro Lmao people disagreeing with Sandro doesn't mean he's getting his ass handed to him. Dude cmon now.