Are Melo to Bulls rumors legit?

Carmelo Anthony is averaging 27.1 points and a career-high 9.0 rebounds per game. Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

With the NBA trade deadline just three weeks away, the rumor mill is about to go into overdrive. For the fans who live for scuttlebutt, it'll be a great time. For the players whose names are heard along the grapevine, it'll be an unsettling month.

In speaking with several league executives and agents this week, here are some of the things I was told:

It's not unanimous, but most executives I spoke with think Chicago will go after Carmelo Anthony in free agency.