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Bulls make it official, trade for Carmelo Anthony

The Bulls acquired Carmelo Anthony from the Rockets. | Mary Altaffer/Associated Press

One-time perennial All-Star Carmelo Anthony officially became a Bull on Tuesday, and now his new organization is hoping someone will take him off their hands before they waive him by the Feb. 7 trade deadline.

As the Sun-Times reported on Monday, the Bulls acquired Anthony from the Rockets, as well as cash and the draft rights to international player Jon Diebler, while sending out the draft rights of Tadija Dragicevic.

It’s a money grab that could give the Bulls an extra $900,000 while helping Houston get some salary cap relief.

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Like they did in the Michael Carter-Williams deal from earlier this season, there are no plans to have Anthony play a single minute for the Bulls.

While the trade market is expected to be a slim one for Anthony, the hope is the Bulls could try to package him in a deal.

They’re also trying to trade Robin Lopez and Jabari Parker.