Carmelo to kick off free agency with Bulls visit

Carmelo Anthony is expected to visit the Chicago Bulls first when he becomes a free agent on Tuesday at 12 a.m (ESPN, June 30).

Anthony is reportedly planning a trip to Chicago on Tuesday and then will travel to Texas on Wednesday to meet with the Rockets and Mavericks. Anthony, who has an offseason home in Los Angeles, is also expected to meet face-to-face with the Lakers next week.

Despite Anthony’s plans to shop around, the New York Knicks are more and more optimistic about re-signing the forward. Anthony said in an interview earlier in June that he was hesitant about uprooting his family and moving them to another city.




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knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

Seems like these so many teams are running scared and desperate while Phil chills. Gives me a warm and fuzzy secure feeling. lol

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

With the grief Nets fans are giving Kidd you can only imagine the grief Melo will get if he walks..He HAS TO Be looking at the Kidd situation and thinking about that.


Nets fans are ripping kidd apart right now.


Full frenzy

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Rumor has it Kidd wanted Deron Williams out the door!  Wow...his own boy...lol....Kidd has bruned Byron scott, Billy King, Larry drew, Deron Williams...the Russian..Lawrence frank...lol.... our leader of the 54 win season...

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Do the Nets try n go after Mark Jackson??

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Lol...Kidd is getting burned on the radio...lol. 

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

I think the bulls are being stupid.

Boozer and dunleavy free up 19.8. 65.2-19.8 =45.4

The cap is at 63, so chi will have to releasea bunch of fa cap holds. What kind of bench will they have after all this?

At this rate, they can't get even get melo the full 96 over 4

brookdon
brookdon

Lebron smartly going for full max money. If there's any player who deserves it it's him. Shouldn't take a dime less.

It'll be interesting to see how Miami proceeds.

JayfromtheFix
JayfromtheFix

Since we have a plethora of guards can we trade JR to Atlanta for Salmons? Atlanta could possibly use JR off the bench in a Jamal Crawford role. We would open up 6 more mil in cap space

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@BiggieTKB 

SNYNets is out of control. They have 37 comments on the Kidd situation. It is a record! 

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Trading lopez and teletubby for ilyasova and sanders. LOL

brookdon
brookdon

Kyle Lowry has only made $30 milli in his career. After the year he had, he will go after every dollar.

I love the guy as a player, but to me he comes off as one of those guys who played their ass off for a raise before settling back at the mean until their next contract year. See JR Smith.

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

@Knicks_Fanatic  Great news.. Meaning they will drive the price up if Miami wants to compete on Lowry sweepstakes..

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@orlando_knickfan 

Not really. If they get rid of Boozer and Dunleavy, they can also sign other free agents with that cap space. They could make a run at Parsons and Lance.

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

@brookdon  Lebron will NOT go for the full max contract... I am calling it right now. The trio are working on capology as we speak to free $$$ to retool the team..

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@orlando_knickfan  Lol...right before he went to talk w/ the bucks....Kidd is grimey man, oaktown stand up! LOL...cant sleep on J Kidd.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@brookdon 

Lowry stepped up his game after Rudy G left. He took over the team and led them to an Atlantic Division title. He got an opportunity and took it.

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

@brookdon agree.  remember his closest comparison previous to this year was Ray Felton

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

@Knicks_Fanatic @orlando_knickfan  We have gone back and forth on how Chicago or Houston could afford Melo as FA and the conclusion is that Gibson, Dunleavy, Butler, and Mirotic will not be on the team for $$$ reason.

brookdon
brookdon

That's what I thought as well but ESPN reported otherwise.

barnaby87
barnaby87

@Tony Fonseca @brookdon I agree with you.  If they want a guy like Lowry there, they'll need to clear up prob 4-5 mil a piece to offer him a respectable contract (12-15 mil or so).

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@BiggieTKB @brookdon 

According to Basketball Reference, Lowry's comparisons are Wesley Person, Ron Harper, and Kenny Anderson.  Felton is Guy Rodgers, Foots Walker, and Luke Ridnour.

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

@brookdon  I am not sure. ESPN wants Melo in Chicago anyways. For the past 2 weeks there were detailed reports on how Chicago could afford Melo and did not look good from Chicago's point of  view.

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

@Knicks_Fanatic @Tony Fonseca @brookdon  Well because they got into this collusion, now they are stuck managing Heat's finance. Greater the paycut, better roster they will have. They have become their own slave... KARMA is B!TCH ten folds.. LMAO

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Tony Fonseca @JayfromtheFix 

Yes, Rodman was quite the player. I read an interview where he discussed his rebounding strategies. He knew once the ball left a shooter's hand exactly where the rebound was most likely to go. He studied film and was extremely well prepared for each game. The Worm then raced to the spot of highest probablity and waited. He didn't get all those boards by being lucky or jumping to the moon. He might have been a head case, but he knew his business.

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

@Knicks_Fanatic @Tony Fonseca @JayfromtheFix  I loved Rodman's game as well. On the same token, JR has not gotten in the NBA because of his looks or brain. He is still around just on talent. He is very athletic talented SG who can create his own shot. His issue is consistency and Phil will take care of that...

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Tony Fonseca @Knicks_Fanatic @JayfromtheFix 

I just question whether JR has any more upside. He is a really good 6th man. He has streaks where he can't miss and then he is as cold as ice. That's just the nature of a shooter.  At 29, we have probably seen his best.