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Updated: July 22nd, 2014 5:39pm
Report: After 'Melo pursuit, Bulls have re-emerged in Love sweepstakes

Report: After 'Melo pursuit, Bulls have re-emerged in Love sweepstakes

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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Every day, it seems, there's a new wrinkle to the Kevin Love trade sweepstakes. Tuesday morning the Associated Press reported that Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers, which would delay any potential trade of the No. 1 overall pick for at least 30 days.

Now, the Bulls are back in, according to ESPN.

In a report co-written by Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst, ESPN says that the Cavaliers are "increasingly confident" they'll get the deal done, but adds that the Bulls are "making a late push to try to get into the trade mix" for Love.

Here's what ESPN says the Wolves would seek in a deal with Chicago:

Although the full extent of the Bulls' offer wasn't immediately known, it is believed Minnesota would seek a package from Chicago featuring forward Taj Gibson and defensive ace Jimmy Butler in addition to other assets. The Bulls shelved their Love interest while trying to sign Carmelo Anthony away from the New York Knicks but, according to sources, have re-emerged as contenders.



The report says that the Cleveland trade package would center around Wiggins, Anthony Bennett (2013's No. 1 overall pick), and a future first round. To make the salaries work, the Cavs would need to include another player.

Unless Golden State relents and includes Klay Thompson, according to the report, the Warriors are not seen as a landing spot for the Wolves All-Star power forward.

All else being equaly, any package with Wiggins as the centerpiece has to be seen as the most desirable.



Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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