[Melo-talk is off-topic from the draft, even though they're potentially very much in sync. Don't question me. You made it, JBJ! -yfbb]
I was reading one of Jay’s comments the other day (which I think has since been deleted, or maybe I just lost it), and he was breaking down how the Bulls could get Melo without giving up Taj, and it made a ton of sense to me.
[I found it! It was indeed deleted. You guys and interjecting Carmelo Anthony in threads... -yfbb]
Here's ideally how I would see this playing out: Melo tells the Knicks he wants out of New York and wants to go to the Bulls. The Bulls find takers for Taj and Dunleavy, but don’t pull the trigger and go to the Knicks saying that they’re prepared to sign Melo outright if they won’t do a S+T. Get the Knicks to take Boozer/draft picks/filler, keep Taj, Dunleavy, Jimmy and try and bring Mirotic over for the MLE.
The idea of a roster that starts with Rose, Melo, Taj, Noah (and possibly Mirotic) would be damn amazing imo.