The Chicago Bulls are gearing up for a big free agent push of some sort—exactly who they’ll be targeting on July 1 is still unclear—but according to the NY Daily News, the Bulls’ star point guard prefers they attempt to work out a trade for Minnesota’s Kevin Love over trying to sign Carmelo Anthony:
Derrick Rose hasn’t called Anthony once and isn’t expected to do any recruiting when the Bulls make their run at the Knicks’ top scorer in free agency.
According to sources close to Kevin Love, Rose’s preference is for the Bulls to work out a deal as soon as possible for Minnesota’s All-Star forward because he sees Love as more of a team player than Anthony. Chicago is in the mix with Golden State for Love, with Boston and Denver considered long shots. If it makes any difference to Melo, Rose has no plans to recruit Love, who is free next summer, either. But the Bulls already know whom he’d really prefer to play with in the future.