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Fans seem to have fallen into the trap of believing that Anthony's potential departure is robbing the Knicks of something over the next couple of years.
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When the NBA imposed the idea of maximum salaries for players, it allowed the creation of these "super teams," where players sacrifice a few million dollars to play on a better team.
Last season, the Chicago Bulls finished dead last in the NBA in total points , shots made and field goal percentage .
President and coach Flip Saunders has remained steadfast in his refusal to rush this process after Love's displeasure went from theory to fact, per .
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A wild Wednesday passed with the NBA's free-agent moratorium ending, LeBron James ' future in limbo, Carmelo Anthony likely announcing his return to the Knicks on Thursday and the Bulls focused on Pau Gasol .
October 1, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau and general manager Gar Forman speak with the media during Chicago Bulls media day at the Berto Center.
The situations are similar in the sense that both franchises have marquee players returning from major injuries and are located in large cities, but that's where the similarities end.
With the increased unlikelihood that superstar Carmelo Anthony will be joining the Chicago Bulls this summer, it's time for the Bulls to move on to plan B. The current roster still has a huge void on the wing, and the addition of a player who can shoot both off the dribble as well as be an effective catch-and-shoot type player is a must.
With the news that Carmelo Anthony has chosen to return to the New York Knicks , he has missed out on his best opportunity to win a championship with the Chicago Bulls .
Even if the four-time MVP doesn't take his talents to the Windy City, the Bulls will benefit rather dramatically from his spurning the Miami Heat and going to any other location.
The most likely competition for Paul Pierce , say league sources, can be found in Los Angeles with the Clippers and Chicago with the Bulls , maybe in Dallas with the Mavericks .
The two teams who appear to have the best chance of nabbing the all-star Spaniars will get a championship edge in the upcoming NBA season.
Derrick Rose participated Tuesday night in the first session of a three-day minicamp that began at the Berto Center.
The Bulls can't offer all the money that other teams can. But they can offer a better team, they believe, and they have a great pitch that Anthony is taking seriously.
The Bulls released their Summer League roster this afternoon ahead of Saturday's opening game against the Clippers in Las Vegas, and first-round pick Doug McDermott and second-year pro Tony Snell headlined the roster.
Updated: Fri Jul 11, 2014 06:11 am
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