Via KC Johnson at Chicago Breaking Sports, the Bulls may be interested in Carmelo Anthony, but it won’t be at the expense of dealing Joakim Noah:
There certainly still is a chance Anthony could be dealt, although several league types speculate those chances will increase near the February trade deadline. And though the Bulls aren’t dying to trade Luol Deng—-Thibodeau, in particular, is high on Deng—-they certainly would sign off on a Deng, Taj Gibson and draft picks deal for Anthony.
Denver, at least for now, has little interest in that offer. Which means the Bulls would have to get a third team involved that has interest in Deng—-or just be one of the many teams that is pitching exploratory offers at the Nuggets for now.
It’s not like the Nuggets are holding a fire sale on Anthony.
As for Noah, the Bulls are trying to extend him, not trade him.
As Johnson points out, training camp starts on Monday. The Bulls have made a number of offseason moves and appear to be a stronger team than the one that was launched out of the first round of the playoffs… and Joakim Noah is still a big part of the Bulls’ future plans.