Sam Smith joining me on ESPN Chicago 1000 says Love to Bulls not happening.
Bad news, Bulls are shooting down idea that there was a deadline placed on deal. Pack a lunch, this might take awhile.
Good news? TWolves still feel the Bulls latest offer is the best on the table. ....
If the Bulls were really serious about Love, they would have made this offer two weeks ago and used Pau's money on, like, Trevor Ariza.
The Bulls' new push for Love has to be a leverage play by the Wolves. Taj/Mirotic/McBuckets is a good offer but doesn't touch Wiggins.
This 30-day clock is a fascinating twist in these trade scenarios. Bulls are under it, too, after signing McDermott on Tuesday
Several fresh calls on Jameer Nelson today, dialogue ongoing, sources tell RealGM. Bulls were solid suitor before PG signings, source says.
Per source: Forman put a deadline on TWolves response so that there isn't this back-and-forth playing the Cavs and Bulls against each other.
If Forman and Bulls would have been all in on Tuesday for Love, they wouldn't have had McDermott sign. It's a Wed morning decision made.
Bulls felt Timberwolves were initially bluffing to drive up the price Tue. night, but in backchannels with Love, felt like Cavs were close.
According to the source, Timberwolves reached out to Bulls last night to let them know Cavs offer was best on the table ...
According to a Timberwolves source, the Bulls made a "significant offer'' for Kevin Love this morning and it's being "heavily considered.''
For those asking about Bulls' presence...don't believe they'd court Mirotic & make him promises only to turn around & trade him right away
Gibson says this Bulls team reminds him of the one that went to Eastern Conference finals in 2011.
As a fan of chaos, I hope Love goes to the Bulls.
Gibson knows trade speculation is out there. He believes Bulls have one of the best teams in the league if they stay intact.
Taj Gibson said as currently constructed the Bulls are deep and have ability to get to Eastern Conference finals.
Taj Gibson said trade rumors part of the business and that Bulls haven't told him anything.
Well, based on the assets they were/are willing to trade, it seems we can now infer that the Bulls believe Kevin Love >>> Melo
...back a contract and and 1st, another pick will probably get this done. The Bulls have nothing that matches Wiggins. Cavs not worried.
Goes to show how lousy the Bulls offense was last year. Augustin was waived by the Raptors then became CHI's leading scorer. YUCK.