The Chicago Bulls entered free agency with dreams of Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James. Once the dust had settled, the only player they'd added was a dinged-up, 33-year-old Pau Gasol.
Unhappy with their free agency haul and still looking to improve, ESPN reports that the Bulls have re-entered the race for Minnesota malcontent Kevin Love.
ESPN doesn't have the complete details on the trade package that Chicago is putting together, but it's believed to include Taj Gibson, Jimmy Butler and "other assets". Since that package is significantly weaker than what Cleveland and Golden State have offered Minnesota already, there would have to be significantly more on the table if Chicago wants to make this happen.
Chicago had made eyes at Love during the tail end of the NBA season, back when Golden State was believed to be the front-runner in any trade talks. The Bulls abandoned their pursuit of Love to focus all their efforts on Carmelo Anthony, but now that he's back in New York on a long-term deal, Chicago is back in the hunt.
Since Cleveland is close to reaching a deal with #1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins, the door is open for Chicago and other teams to swoop in for Minnesota's All-Star PF. Cleveland would be unable to deal Wiggins for 30 days after he signs his rookie deal, and that leaves a significant amount of time for other interested parties to make their move.
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