The Cavaliers may have a lot stronger competition in Kevin Love sweepstakes then previously thought. According to Chris Sheridan, The Chicago Bulls offered Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love. He states that the the Timberwolves are very intrigued by the package. Taj Gibson is a 5-year veteran who averaged 13 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks last season for the Bulls. He plays well on defense and can score in the post and in the mid range. Doug McDermott is a rookie from Creighton University. In his senior season, he averaged 26.7 points and 7 rebounds. He is a lethal shooter who can shoot from any spot on the court. The Bulls signed Nikola Mirotic this offseason from Real Madrid in Spain. He is a young sharp shooter who has really intrigued NBA teams over the past few years.
The Cavs have reportedly offered Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, and a first round pick for Love. Andrew Wiggins was the number one pick in this past draft from the University of Kansas. He is an athletic player with a huge upside. Anthony Bennett was selected number one overall in the 2013 NBA Draft from UNLV. He had a subpar year last season averaging only 4.2 points and 3 rebounds last season. The Cavs own three first round picks next season including a Miami and Memphis’s picks.
The race to get Kevin Love is in full gear and it may not be decided for quite a while. The Cavs made a trade yesterday to better their offer by getting three non-guaranteed contracts from the Utah Jazz. The Bulls and Cavs seems to be the leaders in the clubhouse for Kevin Love, but anything can happen in the NBA.
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