Source: Carmelo to Bulls Talks Overblown

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The (Carmelo) Anthony-to-the-Chicago Bulls scenario stole all the headlines when the New York Knicks star was reported to have plotted a possible partnership with Bulls big man Joakim Noah at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.

Yet one person with knowledge of the discussion told USA TODAY Sports that the extent of the talks were overblown and even intimated that Anthony’s camp may have made a point to share their chat with the world as a way to remind the Knicks he is considering leaving that extra contract year and about $30 million behind by leaving New York this July. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the talks.

via Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports