Trending Bulls News: Bulls are "frontrunner" to sign Carmelo Anthony

In today's Bulls news update, the Chicago Bulls might indeed present the most attractive free agent landing spot for New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony - a fact which has them as early favorites to sign him if he hits the open market.

Here's the lowdown from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is leaning toward leaving in pursuit of immediate championship contention, and awaits the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets to clear the necessary salary-cap space to sign him in free agency, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

As re-signing with the Knicks continues to fade as his priority, Chicago and Houston have emerged as the clear frontrunners to acquire Anthony, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Anthony's meeting with Knicks officials on Friday night had little impact on his state of mind, league sources said, because there remain too many uncertainties about how quickly president Phil Jackson can reshape the team into a championship contender.

In order to be able to hand Anthony a max contract, the Bulls will have to utilize their amnesty clause on Carlos Boozer - along with finding a way to unload both Taj Gibson and another member of their roster.

However, with the chance of a healthy Derrick Rose returning and the presence of Joakim Noah down low, the very possibility of adding a pure scorer like Anthony to the mix may be more than enough to get this done sooner rather than later.


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