Kevin-Love-140216-Nets-G-300All-Star Kevin Love has never hidden the desire of playing for a contender team, and this off-season might be the moment he makes his ambition a reality.

The Minnesota Timberwolves forward is currently the biggest free agency target, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls as the frontrunners to attract the 25-year-old, although other potential bidders include the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors.

This week might be decisive for the future of Love who has spent the past six seasons at Minnesota but has never made it to the playoffs.

This past season, Love averaged 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds per game, for a 40-42 Minnesota regular-season record.

Since the Cavaliers and LeBron James agreed a two-year term, Cleveland became an attractive destination for Love, who along with Kyrie Irving would build a Cavs Big-3 version.

Yahoo Sports has recently reported that James has contacted Love and expressed a desire for them to play together in Cleveland, and Love seemed enthusiastic about the idea of teaming up with James.

The Cavaliers are taking the Love move so seriously that they are considering trading Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett, the two No 1 picks of the last two NBA Drafts, to Minnesota.

The Associated Press reports that Wiggins is expected to sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers this week although it does not specify if the 19-year-old will play for the team.

Nevertheless, the Bulls, who last week signed Spaniard Pau Gasol, are building a contender team around All-Star duo of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah and remain keen on Love.

The question observers ask is how would almost similar type of players Noah, Gasol and Love be able to play together?

With the signings of Doug McDermott and Aaron Brooks on Tuesday, the Bulls’ roster currently stands at 12.

The next few days will probably be decisive for Love’s future.



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