Apr 14, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) dunks against the Golden State Warriors during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls Pull Into Race For Kevin Love

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With Golden State’s unwillingness to trade Klay Thompson and Cleveland’s sudden willingness to deal Andrew Wiggins, it appears that Kevin Love is on the verge of getting dealt — and there’s one clear-cut favorite.

Common sense would indicate that the Cleveland Cavaliers are heavy favorites to land Love’s services, however, it appears that the Chicago Bulls are going to give it one more crack at landing Love.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are increasingly confident that they will eventually complete the acquisition of Kevin Love, but the Chicago Bulls are making a late push to try to get into the trade mix for the All-Star power forward, according to sources close to the process.

Sources say that the Bulls, though, have re-entered the race and would appear to be the biggest threat to the Cavs thanks largely to theGolden State Warriors’ resolute unwillingness to add longtime Wolves target Klay Thompson in any deal.

Although the full extent of the Bulls’ offer wasn’t immediately known, it is believed Minnesota would seek a package from Chicago featuring forward Taj Gibson and defensive ace Jimmy Butler in addition to other assets. The Bulls shelved their Love interest while trying to sign Carmelo Anthony away from the New York Knicks but, according to sources, have re-emerged as contenders.

ESPN.com reported as far back as May that Golden State and Chicago were prime destinations that interest Love, who holds more than the usual sway in this process because he can become a free agent next summer.

Tuesday morning a report surfaced that the Cavaliers had a “deal in place” for Kevin Love. That original report gained no traction, and per ESPN, it appears that the Bulls are going to make this Love fiasco will continue (at least) for the time being.

 

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