Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 at 2:40 pm  |  43 responses

Report: Carmelo Anthony’s Camp Pushing for Trade to Chicago

Melo‘s agents are reportedly trying to re-open talks about Anthony heading to the Windy City. Yahoo! reports: “Anthony has long been enthusiastic about a possible trade to the Bulls, but Denver and Chicago officials had been previously unable to come to terms on a deal. Bulls executives John Paxson and Gar Forman have investigated the possibility of acquiring Anthony, but thus far haven’t been willing to include the one player the Nuggets most covet: center Joakim Noah. Anthony’s agents are under pressure to make a deal happen for the All-Star forward, who sources said has become an increasingly unhappy client. The Nuggets need to agree on a package with a team in which Anthony’s willing to sign a contract extension. Talks with New Jersey and Anthony’s preferred choice, the New York Knicks, have dragged on since Anthony asked for a trade in August. Nevertheless, William Wesley – Worldwide Wes – is expected to travel to Chicago for Bulls games on Thursday and Saturday against the Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers, a source said. Wesley unsuccessfully pushed LeBron James to sign with the Bulls as a free agent, and now has an interest in Anthony ending up there. Wesley represents Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau for CAA. Despite that Leon Rose is certified as the agent of record for Anthony, everyone in the NBA knows Wesley is responsible for delivering the Nuggets star to CAA and is hands-on when trying to push teams into deals for the agency’s clients.”

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  • SchW

    deng and gibson for melo…
    NO NOAH!!

  • http://slamonline.com Hossy

    this is too good to be true

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    What the f*ck?! I thought this crap had finally died down? Damn it, here we go again with the Melo to Chi rumors…

  • Sean

    Second that, no way they’re getting Noah. Deng and Asik or Deng and Gibson. They can take Bogan’s rotting corpse aswell.

  • http://sdjfklfl.com Jukai

    I don’t believe this sh*t

  • RunNGun

    If only Denver could trade Melo to the Chinese Leagues. That’d teach him a lesson.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/2011 Diesel

    Haha Sean “Boagan’s Rotting Corpse”. I have no idea why they still give that man good minutes but refuse to play James Johnson. You’re making one mediocre player your starter and punishing the other.

  • Keith Bogans

    heard this story before…These “sources” are too much, dont believe any of it!

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    man, why doesnt he want to go to L.A.? Aminu/Kaman/2 first rounders/other stuff, maybe the clips take on Harrington for Melo

  • ClydeSays

    Crazy. Have to say, the Curse of Isiah rises again. Knicks don’t have a 1st round pick until 2013…

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    Anyone else getting tired with Melo’s ish? This is a shamockery.

  • kwam

    they don’t need his ass…let Rose develop into the superstar that he is…don’t let melo come to ruin the chemistry

  • Adrian Bond

    This wouldn’t be fair. Derrick Rose(from University of Memphis) and Melo?? That would be scary. Glad the Memphis Grizzlies are in the Western Division.

    Adrian Bond Memphis Fan

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    ^^^ In case we all didn’t know where DRose went to college. I seriously thought he went to Bethlehem College with JVG..

  • fruizm

    isnt noah a center? why would the nuggets want noah when they have nene???

  • Overtime

    A baddd decision by the Bulls if it ever happened

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    @Nick Tha Quick – if that were true it would certainly continue the tradition of Bulls stars from obscure colleges like Central Arkansas and SoutEast Oklahoma State.

  • robb

    sick and f***** tired of this so called Melo Drama

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    @ Enigmatic How could you leave out The School of Culinary Arts where Eddy Curry went to. Geez! Talk about how the Bulls mistreat their former stars!

  • http://nicekicks.com Meloman2.0

    @RunnGun it wouldn’t “teach him a lesson”. The nuggets wud get chinese league players in return and melo wud still sign with the knicks this summer

  • Fat Lever

    Wouldnt it be funny if the Nugs just ended up placing him for assignment in the D-league? I’d love to see that.

  • bakers’-dozen

    They want a center cause Nene is a power forward playing out of position. Has been for years.
    Seriously, though…doesn’t Melo notice that the only reason HIS PEOPLE are asking for trades is because CAA is not getting paid right now, nor will they with the proposed extension. The extension and his current contract was formulated by his ex-agent,so CAA gets 0% if he signs it. Instead of having CAA renogotiate for a shorter or longer contract extension with Denver, the easy thing to do is ask for a trade for a max deal so CAA can get teh commission check. Melo, you’re being played by a bunch of money hungry fools. Stay in Denver where you can have a chance at the Western Conference Finals, not the East where you’ll be hard pressed to make the playoffs.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear


  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Why is everybody sitting around and picking their noses, just make a trade already! Personally I’d like to see him go to the Knicks, but whatever, just go somewhere so people will finally shut up..

  • Pharoah

    Melo is taking his talents to Turkey

  • dreny4life

    This Melo trade is blowin mines yo just make a deal

  • KSupreme

    Sources say Melo to Indiana….no wait….melo to Toronto…..wait…..melo to l.a…..better yet…..melo to Boston…..actually…..to Orlando…..this ish won’t die down…..it’s getting annoying

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    Melo is not a shooting guard. Just get Rose a solid 2, and the Bulls and Heat are set to spend the rest of the decade battling for the East.

  • irondan21

    Step 1: fire the gm. He’s made a mess out of this and made the league look foolish.
    Step 2: Trade him by friday to Chi or Nyc for a ham sandwhich since you won’t get good trade value reguardless of the deal.
    Step 3: Get used to hearing ” With the ? pick in the 20?? draft the denver nuggets select…”

  • the truth

    I hope he signs an extension so I can laugh at all the knicks fans who keep praying for him (like they did lebron, admit it knicks fans u talk crap about him now, and after melo signs an extension somewhere else you will do the same to melo)

  • Omar

    I think whatever the Knicks would’ve offerer would have been greater than anything the Bulls would’ve offered since they aren’t including Noah. Doesn’t matter, he’ll be on the Knicks next season. Deuces!!!

  • RobbieJay

    To me Melo’s gettin worse then LeBron…he said it and got backlash thats gonna happen..but this man is just DRAGGGGINNNN devner on the ground!

  • jrok

    played out way to f***in long this isnt intriguing anymore its annoying… i dont care where he goes as long as its not new jersey he could go to siberia for all i care just get a dam deal done or dont do anything its that simple… even dwade said that if he was a fan hes had enough cuz its dragged out too long…

  • Joblo

    I don’t want Melo in the Chi becuz he can’t play D. Tibbs would yell at him at practice too much and then he would want to get traded again

  • daillest

    not worth riskin the noah,rose relationship for some one who wants out of the city that drafted him

  • Jumpman23

    Sorry folks… nothing to see here.

    I’m from Chicago and I know these talks are misguided. Melo wants NYK and that’s it.

  • Joosh

    HAH is not going to Chicago because he wants to play near Baltimore. And if he does go to NY, have fun trying to win with boston, chicago, miami, and orlando in the way…
    honesly, Melo doesn’t want to win. He wants to play in NY with another all-star. The nuggets have on of the best teams on home court and just below decent on the road but they have a deep team with great chemistry

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    We don’t want him, we got Drose! :P

  • http://slamonline.com biged

    Why everybody mad at Melo, he ain’t the one leaking all these rumors and he ain’t the pulling the strings to make stuff happen. He has the right as a human being to pick where he wants to play. I agree that I am tired of hearing about all these possibly trades but I can’t be mad at him. If you don’t want to hear about these stuff: stop complaining and stop watching the NBA until after the trade deadline….

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    Carmelo Anthony, taking his talents to South IDGAF.

  • ErnieD

    Trade him to Philly! #1 pick and a package of Sixers players. They could easily build around him, and he’d be the #1 guy, not like if he goes to CHI or NY. I’m a Celts fan, and it’s sad to see the once great teams like Philly playing so bad for awhile now.

  • billy joe

    I can’t believe everyone has been brainwashed by the powers that be (ESPN) into thinking that dealing Noah for Melo would be a mistake on Chicago’s part. This is Carmelo Anthony (maybe the best player on the Olympic gold medal team) vs. Joakim Noah (who shoots a basketball with two hands). D Rose, Melo, and Boozer on the same team. Any questions?

  • Diables_bleus

    Melo to Philly I’d like to see. That could make Philly very interesting depending on who they’d have to give up in trades.

    I’d take Carmelo Anthony over Joakim Noah any day even though Noah is a monster with rebounds and decent in the paint. Melo is still a game-changer and a Gold-medal Olympic champion.