Report: Bulls offer Gibson, Mirotic, McDermott for Kevin Love

The Bulls reportedly have offered three former first-round picks in their pursuit of Kevin Love.

The Chicago Bulls are in the mix for Minnesota Timberwolves big man Kevin Love and have made an offer to acquire the All-Star, according to a report Wednesday.

On his website SheridanHoops.com, Chris Sheridan details the pieces involved in the Bulls’ offer for Love — Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic.

Gibson is a 29-year-old power forward coming off a season in which he averaged 13 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. McDermott, the prolific shooter from Creighton, was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 11th overall pick in the NBA Draft, then traded to Chicago. Mirotic was drafted by the Rockets with the 23rd pick in the first round in 2011 but, along with McDermott, just signed a rookie contract Tuesday.

Players cannot be traded until 30 days following the inking of their rookie deals.

Sheridan delves into the Bulls’ offer as compared to the Cavs’, with a source telling him that the Wolves would be more interested in Chicago’s package than Cleveland’s, which includes two former No. 1 overall picks, Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett. That could change if the Cavs add a future first-round pick, according to the report.

Wiggins’ status with the Cavs still remains up in the air, though multiple outlets have reported he is expected to sign his rookie deal this week.

After Yahoo! Sports and FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday that trade talks between the Cavs and Wolves had escalated, the Cavs made a deal with the Utah Jazz, acquiring the three non-guaranteed contracts of John Lucas, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy.

Love, according to Wojnarowski, has demanded a trade before the start of the season.