Kevin Love has been touring around Boston recently with rumours circulating of the power forward looking to join the Celtics but could the Chicago Bulls be set to hijack the deal?
The Minnesota Timberwolves have resigned to the fact they are losing their franchise player and have fielded many enquires from teams around the league about his availability.
The T-Wolves are desperate not to lose their All-Star to free agency and get no return on their investment, their hand has been forced and they will be looking to get the best trade deal they possibly can before offloading Love.
Boston have made it clear that they are courting Love as they continue in their rebuild mode, they believe the power forward could be a great foundation to rekindle their championship aspirations.
All the while, the Chicago Bulls have loaded a much stronger offer than the Celtics and sent it straight to the management in Minnesota.
The statement from the T-Wolves details the offer by the Bulls: "The Timberwolves privately maintain they already have fielded better offers from other teams, among them the Chicago Bulls, who can offer draft picks and some combination of Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson along with Carlos Boozer, whose bloated $16.8 million contract expires next summer and represents the kind of cap space rebuilding teams crave."
The Bulls seem to be making a heavy push for Love who many consider to be the best power forward in the entire NBA, the only thing missing from his impressive resume is a post season career to note of.
It looks set to be a titanic battle between many franchises to the signature of Love and you can be sure that the Timberwolves will get as much as they can by pitting organisations against each other.