The Chicago Bulls are making their pitch for Carmelo Anthony on Tuesday, and they're doing the things that teams do when they try to woo stars. Like, you know, photoshopping the player in their uniform and putting it on a billboard. There's also this:
The Bulls' recruiting pitch to Carmelo is already underway. This is the message on the side of the United Center. pic.twitter.com/7vsu4kCpuL— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) July 1, 2014
Derrick Rose is scheduled to be part of the Bulls' Tuesday pitch to Carmelo Anthony, according to sources familiar with the meeting. Whether that involves Rose attending the meeting in person or talking to Anthony isn't clear yet.
But if Anthony needs to hear from Rose directly, sources said an effort for that conversation to happen will be made by the Bulls of their star employee.
Much has been made of Rose's public reluctance to recruit players. In a Sunday interview with Yahoo Sports, Rose reiterated his distaste for the endeavor, even while praising Anthony.
But sources told the Tribune last week that Rose's camp has already made clear to Anthony's camp that Rose would welcome an Anthony signing with the Bulls.
Some members of the Bulls front office are reportedly concerned that Anthony is leaning toward returning to New York, but that's not stopping them from doing all they can to convince him Chicago is the best place for him.