Love triangle: Bulls compete with Cavaliers for forward’s services

Nikko Villanueva – 4E Sports Contributor

Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – The Chicago Bulls are making a late surge trying to acquire Kevin Love. The team is now trying to outdeal the Cleveland Cavaliers in an attempt to land the all-star forward from the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Cavaliers believe they are closing in a deal towards getting Love to team-up with LeBron James.

The trade will feature No.1 picks, Andrew Wiggins (2014) and Anthony Bennett (2013).

Included in the offer is a future first-round pick and at least one more player to comply with NBA trade rules.

But according to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Bulls re-joined the mix once again.

The Bulls became contenders for Love but shifted their attention to Carmelo Anthony in a failed pitch.

Now they are hoping again for a trade that would headline Taj Gibson and Jimmy Buttler.

Earlier this year, the Golden State Warriors were a likely destination for Love.

Klay Thompson was pulled out of the mix and the Warriors offered David Lee and Harrison Barnes instead and the T-Wolves reportedly balked.

The 25-year-old forward failed to make it to the playoffs for his sixth consecutive year with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Love averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game last season with the Wolves.

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