Just in case Carmelo Anthony needed a friendly reminder of what could be awaiting him next season in free agency, he was given a full dose of it on Sunday.

Mouth pulled open, spoon jammed in, and forced to swallow, with the Bulls completely man-handling Anthony’s Knicks, 109-90, at the United Center thanks to a triple-double by Joakim Noah.

Anthony, who can opt out of his contract this summer, has said on many occasions this season that he wants to win, and the rumors that the Bulls could be a destination of his haven’t gone away.

Although, to make it happen it would have to come through a sign-and-trade between the two teams or Anthony simply willing to accept less money to join the Bulls.

Both seem like a stretch.

But if winning is what he wants …

While Anthony’s Knicks (21-39) remained a model of a failed one-man show – that being Anthony and his 21 points in the loss – the Bulls (33-26) have now won nine of their last 10, and have done so as a team.

Noah’s unselfish play remained a big reason why, as the center finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 14 assists for his second triple-double of the season and the fifth of his career.

The Bulls finished with seven players in double-digits, led by D.J. Augustin’s 23, but Noah was again the catalyst.

Not without a scare in the third quarter. Noah sprained his right ankle with New York’s Amar’e Stoudemire guarding him, and eventually left the game for the locker room. He returned in the fourth, however, grabbing the rebound needed to record his triple-double.