Report: Bulls back in the mix for Kevin Love

Report: Bulls back in the mix for Kevin Love
July 22, 2014, 12:45 pm
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CSN Staff

So you thought the Bulls' free-agency rumor mill was over? Not so fast.

According to a report from ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein, the Bulls have re-emerged as a potential landing spot for Timberwolves forward Kevin Love. The report states that the Cavaliers, trying to team Love up with recently acquired LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, are still considered "firmly in the lead" but that the Bulls have "re-entered the race."

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The report does not mention what the Timberwolves may be looking for in exchange for Love, but does indicate that any package would include Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler, in addition to other assets that likely include first-round picks.

The Bulls were considered front runners for Love at one point before shifting their attention to free agent Carmelo Anthony. But once Anthony re-upped with the Knicks on a near-max deal the Bulls' Plan B was signing Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic and Kirk Hinrich.

The Warriors also are in the hunt for Love, but their apparent desire to hold on to shooting guard Klay Thompson has halted negotiations.