Derrick Rose was coincidentally at the United Center in the middle of his daily workout routine while the Chicago Bulls were meeting with Carmelo Anthony and was not part of the official recruiting pitch.
Sources say Rose was actually surprised to see Anthony as he had no idea what time he would be visiting the Bulls.
Rose broke up his workout to approach Anthony and said a brief hello, but that was the extent of his participation in the Bulls' recruitment.
Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson were officially part of the Bulls' pitch to Anthony, but the team never asked Rose to join in.
"Derrick wasn't bothered that he wasn't a part of it," a source said. "He was just kind of shocked, like, 'Man, I didn't get the memo.'"
Rose had previously said that he wouldn't be involved in recruiting Anthony.