Report: Bulls make offer to Timberwolves for Kevin Love

Report: Bulls make offer to Timberwolves for Kevin Love
June 5, 2014, 8:30 pm
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Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor proclaimed last month that the team has no intention of trading Kevin Love.

However, that won't stop any of the other 29 NBA teams from trying to land the three-time All-Star power forward.

And the Bulls have emerged as a potential suitor.

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According to Jackie MacMullan of, the Bulls have submitted an offer to the Timberwolves for Love:

The Timberwolves privately maintain they already have fielded better offers from other teams, among them the Chicago Bulls, who can offer draft picks and some combination of Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson along with Carlos Boozer, whose bloated $16.8 million contract expires next summer and represents the kind of cap space rebuilding teams crave.

The Bulls have plenty of assets to use in a trade for a marquee player this summer, including Butler, Gibson, Boozer's expiring contract, the rights to Nikola Mirotic, the No. 16 and No. 19 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and a Top 10 protected pick from the Sacramento Kings between 2015-2017.

Despite the combination of players/picks the Bulls have to offer in any deal, the competition to acquire Love's services will be stiff.

The Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers have all expressed interest in Love.

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