Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/29/14
Bulls rookie Doug McDermott admitted on Tuesday that he was close to settling on a place in Chicago. And yes, he’s likely renting rather than buying. Smart decision. While the Kevin Love-Bulls trade rumors have seemingly quieted down to an almost complete silence, according to a source, the team was still in pursuit of the Minnesota All-Star forward, and that meant the package of Taj Gibson, McDermott as well as “other assets’’ was still on the table. The idea that newly-signed Pau Gasol was guaranteed a starting spot in the lineup was also dismissed, which means the questions about how would coach Tom Thibodeau use Gasol, Love and Joakim Noah at the same time is moot. The problem is that while the Bulls have kept that latest offer on the table for almost a week now, the Cleveland Cavaliers are doing everything they can to make sure that they stay in the lead for Love’s services, still trying to get a third team involved to meet the Timberwolves’ trade demand. As for McDermott, he was well aware of the noise out there about Love, and also aware that his name is attached to it.
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