NBA Rumors: Bulls-Cavaliers blockbuster trade sends Kevin Love to Chicago, Nikola Mirotic, Taj Gibson to Cleveland

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Cavaliers not keen on trading Kevin Love? Not even for DeMarcus Cousins?
Defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers sends a strong message that they are not trading Kevin Love, yet, as rumors are swirling that not even DeMarcus Cousins name comes close to get them to swap Love.

Talks of Kevin Love leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers via trade has been overblown this 2016 offseason. But this has not stopped the NBA rumors that the big man is on his way out of Cleveland as the Cavaliers want to keep pace with their NBA Finals nemesis Golden State Warriors, which has made big moves this summer.

Are the Cavaliers better off as a team if they trade away Love in exchange for multiple pieces? Cleveland’s moves this offseason has been limited because of the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement does not allow them to give big money to the top free agents.

The Cavaliers signed Mike Dunleavy and Chris Andersen this offseason along with other role players. Those are weak moves as the Warriors got superstar forward Kevin Durant in free agency.

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Cleveland also has to worry about the improving Eastern Conference. Rivals Boston Celtics acquired Al Horford this summer while the Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons are both expected to make big strides next season.

A Bulls-Cavaliers blockbuster trade might be what Cleveland needs to make their own big move this summer.

Via ESPN’s Trade Checker a Kevin Love for Nikola Mirotic, Taj Gibson and Denzel Valentine works under the NBA trade rules.

The Bulls will get a star offensive player on their roster to add to their starting five that includes Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, Robin Lopez and Jimmy Butler. Their bench is still thin but they’d be one of the top teams in the East after this trade.

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The Cavaliers will get depth from their forward position. Gibson can provide the defense to help Tristan Thompson and Mirotic plays the role of Love, who has a similar game with the Spanish player.

Who wins in these Chicago-Cleveland NBA rumors? Are the Bulls or Cavaliers the better team after this trade?

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