Adam Zagoria, Team Reporter
That was Mike Woodson’s message to Joakim Noah and the Chicago Bulls in the wake of Chris Broussard’s report that Noah tampered with Anthony at the All-Star Game in New Orleans.
“I’m not going to get into all of that,” Woodson said Thursday on ESPN Radio, according to the New York Post. “You know legally nobody can at this point. Melo is still wearing a Knicks uniform, and I hope he stays with the Knicks for the rest of his career. I’ve always said that. So whatever was said between Noah and the Chicago Bulls, that’s on them.”
As reported Thursday on TKB, Broussard cited sources saying that Noah told Anthony he should come to Chicago after he opts out this summer because he would have a better chance to win there than in Los Angeles or New York.
“Look, you could go to Los Angeles,” Broussard quoted Noah as saying. “But if you want to win a ring, if you want your legacy to be about winning, come to Chicago.”
Anthony reportedly told Noah that Derrick Rose was his son’s favorite player.
The Post also reported that Anthony and Noah exchanged greetings in a family room last Sunday in Chicago after the Bulls spanked the Knicks, 109-90.
Anthony stands to make $129 million over five years in New York, and $96 million over four years elsewhere. He has said he would take “a pay cut” to stay with the Knicks if they can build a championship contender.
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.