When considering in the benefits of a substantial up-front payment from the expansion fees (including factoring in the time value of money) and the threat of bubble in relation to team values, it would behoove the owners to reincarnate the Sonics and a second franchise. Read More. Written by Neema Hodjat on Jul 23, 2014
The Chicago Bulls have reportedly offered Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love.
The trade could not be completed until next month because McDermott and Mirotic just signed their rookie contracts.
The source contends that the Wolves believe this trade offer is better than the Cleveland Cavaliers' offer of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a No. 1 pick. But the Cavaliers could beat the offer by including a second future No. 1 pick.
The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics remain interested in Love as well.
The Chicago Bulls have entered the Kevin Love trade talks with a package offered to the Minnesota Timberwolves believed to be centered around Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler.
The Bulls shelved their interest in Love while pursuing Carmelo Anthony.
The Bulls and Golden State Warriors were intially believed to be Love's preferred destinations, but he's now interested in the Cleveland Cavaliers following their signing of LeBron James.
The Cavaliers remain the favorites to trade for Love, offering Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a future first round pick. The Warriors have remained determined not to trade Klay Thompson in a deal for Love.
Cleveland is increasingly optimistic that a deal will be accepted by the Wolves.
Pau Gasol nearly became a member of the Chicago Bulls in the 2001 NBA Drat and also in 2007 when the Memphis Grizzlies were shopping him in trade talks.
At the age of 34, Gasol finally joined the Bulls on a three-year, $22 million deal. Gasol had more lucrative financial offers from other clubs.
"I prioritized being on a championship-caliber team," Gasol said. "If I didn't believe we had that potential, I wouldn't have come here. I think we have all the pieces. Now it's a matter of getting to work. It's about actions and not talking."