Chicago Bulls: Does Trade For Kevin Love Make Sense?

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Apr 14, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) dunks against the Golden State Warriors during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 14, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) dunks against the Golden State Warriors during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bulls have made some interesting moves during the offseason. They signed former Los Angeles Laker Pau Gasol, who will provide the team with a low-post scoring threat. They’ve brought over European star Nikola Mirotic, whose rights they acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2011 draft.

The Bulls also added Doug McDermott—the sharpshooter out of Creighton who has the ability to score from just about any spot on the floor. Those acquisitions along with the recent signing of Aaron Brooks, makes the Bulls one of the deepest teams in the eastern conference. At least on paper anyways.

But despite the solid additions they’ve made, the Bulls don’t seem to be satisfied with their current roster, as several reports have surfaced about them offering Taj Gibson, Mirotic and McDermott for Kevin Love—the Timberwolves talented power forward who has informed his team that he will not sign an extension next season. If this trade scenario does in fact come to fruition, does acquiring Kevin Love turn the Bulls into instant title contenders.

Let’s explore the first side of the argument by taking a look at what the Bulls would gain by adding Love to the roster.

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