New Bulls players emerge in latest Kevin Love trade rumors

New Bulls players emerge in latest Kevin Love trade rumors
July 23, 2014, 11:15 am
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CSN Staff

The Cleveland Cavaliers have appeared the front-runners as the Kevin Love rumors continue, but that doesn't mean the Chicago Bulls are ready to give up on acquiring the All-Star forward yet.

On Tuesday, ESPN reported that the Bulls have "re-entered the race," indicating the team could offer a package that would include Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler, in addition to what would likely include draft picks.

Less than 24 hours later, the rumors changed again, as Chris Sheridan of Sheridan Hoops reports that a source has indicated the Bulls have put together a package of Gibson and rookies Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott.

If the Bulls are in fact trying to make that offer, there's a bit of a twist. No deal could be done for another 29 days now that McDermott has officially signed his rookie contract — the league prohibits rookies from being traded within 30 days of signing their deals.

In the end, that could benefit the Cavaliers — who have yet to sign Andrew Wiggins — as it could give them an opportunity to offer Minnesota a deal that could be acted upon immediately.

Sheridan's report also includes that the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics also remain in the running for Love.