How The Chicago Bulls Can Still Walk Away From Free Agency Winners

Hamza AhsanCorrespondent IJuly 7, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY - APRIL 25:  Carmelo Anthony #15 of the Denver Nuggets dribbles the ball against the Utah Jazz during  Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs at EnergySolutions Arena on April 25, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Reading the title of this post, you might be thinking that I am crazy for writing about the Chicago Bulls becoming winners of free agency without landing LeBron James or Dwyane Wade. Well, some people will call me crazy, but after giving a lot of thought about scenarios of LeBron and Wade going to their previous teams, I feel as if the Bulls can still do a lot to come away winners of free agency and NBA Championship contenders for next season.

As of today I was thinking of how tough it will be for the Bulls to get past the whole Wade and Bosh tandem down in Miami without the help of LeBron James. Well, it will be tough for John Paxon and Gar Forman to explain how they blew it in free agency after having such high hopes.

The Bulls will most likely look to sign Carlos Boozer as their top player in free agency this year. Now, there is nothing wrong at all about getting Boozer or even David Lee, but when you have promised fans something big in free agency, they expect more than Boozer and Lee.

To make up for having a mediocre free agency period, I think that the Bulls should go after Carmelo Anthony. Yes you have read right, Carmelo Anthony in a Bulls jersey come this season. People will think I don't know what I am talking about because the odds of landing Carmelo are very slim in Chicago, but hey anything can happen in the NBA.

Now to land Carmelo a few things need to be done.

1. Sign Carlos Boozer or David Lee ASAP

Without either of these guys the deal will not work because a lineup of Rose, Noah, and Boozer/Lee would attract Carmelo immediately and would help give him interest in the situation of coming to Chicago. Also, they must make sure that we not to overpay and sign either free agent to a max deal because both free agents are not worth max contracts and the Bulls need money for the next step.