With the Chicago Bulls struggling to score the basketball throughout the 2013-14 NBA season, the team is desperate to add scoring help this summer. What better way to fix their scoring woes than to add Minnesota Timberwolves center Kevin Love.
Love averaged 26 points and 12 rebounds with the Timberwolves last season, can dominate in the paint and can shoot the three-ball. He would be a perfect fit alongside Bulls big man Joakim Noah, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, and former league MVP Derrick Rose. Although Rose has been out for nearly two seasons, he is on pace to return next season.
Recently, ESPN reported that Love is interested in being traded to both the Bulls and the Golden State Warriors. If the Bulls can swing a trade for Love that doesn’t involve Noah or Rose, Chicago shouldn’t hesitate to bring in one of the league’s best centers. And with Love being a free agent after next season, the pressure is on the Timberwolves to trade him as soon as possible.
The Bulls could offer a trade that involves forward Carlos Boozer and pick Nos. 16 and 19 in the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft. Boozer, a clear candidate to be amnestied by the Bulls, would be better off getting trading so Chicago wouldn’t have to pay him a majority of his salary that remains on his contract. Boozer has one-year and around $15 million remaining on his five year deal that he signed in 2010.
Now that Love is desperate to leave Minnesota, Chicago would be a great fit for him in the long-run. If the Bulls can get it done, they need to do it before Love has a change of heart.