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To answer my own question, yes, it is very possible.
New rumors out of Yahoo! Sports say that the Chicago Bulls are a very likely trade partner for the Denver Nuggets if they are willing to oblige.
See, there is a lot of secrecy within the front offices of NBA teams. The Nuggets have reportedly not been accepting trade offers for their superstar. Is this a possible PR move, or is it just a smokescreen for a possible blockbuster trade?
Right now, all we know is that new trade suitors have surfaced, and the Chicago Bulls are the most likely team to trade for Carmelo Anthony.
They have a replacement small forward in Luol Deng and two young prospects with James Johnson and Taj Gibson. There are also draft picks available and the Chicago Bulls have a little bit of cap room to maneuver.
So what would the Denver Nuggets ask for return for Carmelo Anthony?
Luol Deng, Taj Gibson, James Johnson, and draft picks.
That is a decent return for a player that would most likely bolt for New York in a year, and the Bulls would be putting their future on the line, in hopes of a chance at a Championship ring.
Everything is a game of chance in the NBA and if I'm the Chicago Bulls, I pull the trigger on this trade as quickly as I can.
The line-up would be Derrick Rose, Kyle Korver, Carmelo Anthony, Carlos Boozer, and Joakim Noah.
That is a very solid starting lineup no matter what planet you live on.
If that trade went through, I'd have to think twice about betting against Chicago in any seven game playoff series. The Eastern Conference Finals would be a thing to see, wouldn't it?
And if Carmelo gets shipped out East, the power shift from the Western Conference to the Eastern Conference would be complete.
But how likely is this scenario?
Probably not exceedingly probable.
It could happen, but the chances are, the Nuggets are looking to trade their star to a bad team in the Eastern Conference.
Yahoo! has also reported that the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, New Jersey Nets, and the Houston Rockets are also in the running.
But you can instantly throw out the Knicks because they don't have the assets to pull of that kind of trade, and the Rockets would most likely be avoided since they are a possible playoff team and in the Western Conference.
The same could be said about the Los Angeles Clippers, too.
With these things we really just have to wait and see. The Nuggets are in no hurry to pull the trigger on a trade that sends a fan favorite and All-Star to the competition.
Carmelo Anthony may have to wait awhile to get his wish, but we won't know if he does until it actually happens.
Until then, Chicago Bulls fans will have to salivate over the possibility of being a perennial championship contender.
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