By BILL REITERCHICAGO — Carmelo Anthony is back in Denver waiting on a home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the conclusion of the trade talks that will determine his future.But it’s in Chicago where two touchstones to how to build a better team wait.One speaks to Anthony’s likely future. The other to what could have been.The first is LeBron James, in which his decision and the subsequent coming together of the Big Three showed the league, and stars like Anthony, just what building a contender can look like. This approach is centered on players building from without rather than organizations building from within.The other is the Chicago Bulls, who face LeBron and the Heat on Saturday, and in this example is a team that provides proof that the old approach can still work.Including, were Anthony so inclined, in a place like Denver.Chicago has built a core strong enough to become a dark-horse team this year and a championship challenger in the years ahead the old-fashioned way: With luck (landing the No. 1 overall pick in 2008), strong draft-day decisions (taking Derrick Rose with that pick and Joakim Noah with the No. 9 pick in 2007), trades (Luol Deng on… Read full this story
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