Carmelo in search for new team, visits Chicago

Reuters/The Sports Xchange

Posted at Jul 02 2014 01:01 PM | Updated as of Jul 02 2014 09:01 PM

Free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony arrived amid fanfare in Chicago as he began his tour to possibly find a new team. The Bulls welcomed the seven-time All-Star to the Windy City with signs at the United Center.

After his trip to Chicago, Anthony reportedly will head to Texas on Wednesday to meet with the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks. reported Anthony will meet with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.

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The Milwaukee Bucks made their hiring of Jason Kidd as coach official on Tuesday after finalizing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets received a second-round draft pick in 2015 and 2019 as compensation for Kidd, who spent one season as their coach and posted a 44-38 record. Kidd's new contract is expected to be for three or four years.

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Lionel Hollins has emerged as the most likely candidate to replace Kidd as the coach for the Brooklyn Nets.

During a Tuesday news conference, Nets general manager Billy King said he had dinner with Hollins on Monday night and was expected to meet with Hollins again on Tuesday.

Hollins guided the Memphis Grizzlies to the Western Conference Finals in 2013.

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The Detroit Pistons and free agent small forward Jodie Meeks agreed on a three-year, $19.5 million deal. The Pistons also signed small forward Cartier Martin to a one-year deal.

Meeks averaged 15.7 points per game last year for the Lakers.

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Forward Ed Davis became an unrestricted free agent Tuesday when the Memphis Grizzlies decided against making him a qualifying offer.

The 6-foot-10 Davis joined the Grizzlies after a trade with the Toronto Raptors in January 2013. In 99 career games with Memphis, he averaged 5.5 points and 4.2 rebounds.