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2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 3, 2014 / 10:30 am

Kobe Bryant Flies Back For Lakers’ Pitch To ‘Melo

Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony

When you’re an NBA superstar, you’ve ascended to some pretty exclusive company. That’s probably why all the NBA stars are friends — much to the chagrin of older generations of players — and why collusion is a very real and somewhat pernicious threat in the contemporary NBA. Regardless, Kobe Bryant is flew back from Europe last night to attend today’s Lakers pitch to free agent Carmelo Anthony. Kobe joins a long list of stars involved in their team’s July pursuit of the 6-8 former scoring champion. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 2, 2014 / 11:30 pm

Report: Boozer Amnesty A “Done Deal”

Carmelo Anthony, Carlos Boozer

The Chicago Bulls have eyes for Carmelo Anthony. But to gain the requisite cap space it will surely take to acquire him, the Bulls need to pull off major salary cap gymnastics by augmenting their roster. The easiest way to begin that process? Using the amnesty provision on Carlos Boozer. According to a report, Chicago has finally decided to do just that. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jul 2, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Suns Owner: “We Have A Favorable Opportunity” To Land LeBron James

LeBron James

The Phoenix Suns have emerged as a dark-horse candidate in the jockeying for free agent stars Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James. Aside from the Lakers, they’re the only team with the cap space to take on two maximum-level contracts, which is how they’ll pitch themselves as a possible free agency destination for both. Because of this, it’s no small surprise Managing Partner Robert Sarver thinks they “have a favorable opportunity” to sign LeBron Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 2, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Rockets Disrespect Jeremy Lin With No. 7 ‘Melo Jersey; Lin Responds On Twitter

Jeremy Lin, Carmelo Anthony

The Houston Rockets pulled out all the stops in their pitch to free agent Carmelo Anthony today. They invited former Rocket Clyde Drexler to the meeting as well as current Rocket stars Dwight Howard and James Harden. They even put an image of ‘Melo in a No. 7 Rockets jersey on their arena’s marquee. One problem, that’s Jeremy Lin‘s number, and he wasn’t too pleased about the oversight. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 2, 2014 / 11:00 am

Houston Puts ‘Melo In Rockets Uniform Outside Toyota Center For Meeting

Chandler Parsons, Carmelo Anthony

Similar to Chicago’s United Center ornamentation during their free agency pitch yesterday, the Houston Rockets have put Carmelo Anthony front and center on their Toyota Center arena for his pitch meeting today. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 2, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Derrick Rose Worked Out In Front Of Carmelo Yesterday

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose was not expected to participate in the recruiting of Carmelo Anthony. But when the Bulls rolled out the red carpet yesterday for ‘Melo at the United Center, Rose was there, and he may have played a huge part in convincing the free agent forward to join the Bulls. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 1, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Report: Derrick Rose Scheduled To Take Part In Bulls’ Pitch To ‘Melo

Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Tyson Chandler

Chicago’s former MVP and twice-injured point guard, Derrick Rose, has always remained outside the pale when it comes to recruiting superstars to Chicago. He’s publicly said he’s against it, preferring to battle against the best with his current group of teammates. Except a recent report from the Chicago Tribune might mean he’s directly involved in Chicago’s pitch to Carmelo Anthony today. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 1, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Bulls Pitch ‘Melo With United Center Welcome

United Center welcome for Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony is in Chicago for the first day of of his first free agency, talking with a team many feel has the best chance to steal him from the Knicks — despite New York’s ability to offer him $33 million more and an extra year. Now we’ve got pics of their recruiting welcome with a message to ‘Melo adorning Chicago’s United Center. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 1, 2014 / 2:02 am

Houston’s Pitch To Carmelo: We’re A Contender!

Carmelo Anthony

The Houston Rockets’ free agency pitch should be a bit easier this time around. With a superstar tandem of Dwight Howard and James Harden already in tow and coming off a 54-win season, Houston is one of the most attractive free agent destinations in the league. Daryl Morey and company are counting on that belief in their recruitment of Carmelo Anthony. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack, Twitter / Jun 30, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Did Joakim Noah Subtweet Derrick Rose About ‘Melo?

Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose reiterated his stance on wooing potential free agents in a chat with Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears this weekend. This flies in the face of what his teammate, Joakim Noah, and coach Tom Thibodeau have been doing behind the scenes in an attempt to sign free agent Carmelo Anthony. Was Noah referencing this disconnect with a tweet today? Read More »